An Eagle Scout project in Mineral Spring Park headed up by Scout JT Gentry has recently been completed. A community service type project is a required step to receive the designation of being an Eagle Scout, which is the highest ranking in the Boy Scouts organization. Gentry was responsible for obtaining funding and overseeing the project which he decided to do in memory of Kenneth Bearden.
Bearden was known in the community for his friendly personality and was a charter member of the reorganized Springwater Committee, which is currently responsible for organizing the Spring Water Festival, Christmas Park and other projects.
Gentry’s Eagle Scout beautification project at the park’s newest Gazebo included placing a bench, in-memory marker, flowers, mulch and a trash can.
Funding came from Town of Williamston and the Williamston Springwater Comittee.
To become an Eagle Scout before his 18 birthday, JT still has to go before the Boy Scout Council for a final review of the project.
An Eagle Scout project in Mineral Spring Park has recently been completed. The project includes a new bench, marker, trash can and landscaping at the (Wedding) Gazebo. Pictured sitting on bench is JT Gentry, who headed the project; (Middle l-r) Braden Shirley, Marty Ford and Caleb Guest. (Back row l-r) Luke Stovall,Chandler Charping, James Duduit and Cody Mayfield.