Have you admired the new fence at the Southborough Senior Center?
Or maybe you worried how much it cost taxpayers. If so, you’ll be happy to hear that the entire project was done through charitable work and private donations.
The fence was installed through the work of Troop 92 scouts. Thomas Cimino, a member of the troop, chose the fence as his Eagle Scout Leadership project.
Thomas’ father Paul Cimino shared:
The Eagle rank is the highest rank in Souting, and every candidiate for the rank of Eagle must plan, resource, lead, and complete a major service project on behalf of an outside organization (the project cannot benefit the Boy Scouts directly).
As you can see from the photos, the old pinewood fence was severly rotted and weathered, with some pickets actually broken off (somewhat of an eyesore, actually, in such a visible location). Given the current fiscal climate in Town, however, it was not in the Town budget plans to do anything about in the foreseeable future.
As an Eagle service project, the old fence was demolished and removed, and a new maintenance free replacement was built over 3 weekends this fall. Even better, because it was accomplished as an Eagle service project, the Senior Center fence was funded entirely by private donatons, and executed by volunteer labor.
In order to fund the project, Thomas solicited private donations from local businesses and organizations including the Southborough Rotary Club, Friends of the Council on Aging, The Fayville Athletic Association and Home Depot.
Thomas and his Troop 92 crew worked several Saturdays to complete the installation.
Bill Harrington, Chairman of the Council on the Aging, shared:
The Council on Aging and Southborough seniors are most grateful for the bright new fence which dresses up the front of the Senior Center.
Heartfelt Thanks go out to Thomas and his crew of scouts and dads!