Eagle Scouts thank those who donated to projects


Richard James Francis and Dylan Jake Russell earned the highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America and will be advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout at a court of high honor, 7 p.m. Saturday, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building, 891 Mahogany Drive in Minden. All are welcome to attend.

Richard Francis' Eagle project was planning, landscaping and building a community garden at the LDS church in memory of longtime resident and leader in the church and community Max Jones.

Richard would like to thank all those who made his project financially possible, including Lowes, Meeks, Full Circle Compost, Home Depot, Designing with Nature, A-hern Rentals, Curtis & Sons Construction, Genoa Trees, Greenhouse Garden Center, Western Nevada Supply Co., Northern Valley Garden Center and individuals Mark Funk, Mark Smith and William Brewer.

Richard would like to thank the 30 some people who made the combined effort of over 300 hours on the project. The garden is a beautiful addition to the church and is accentuated by the Sierra mountains in the background. The garden area is also the site of an additional Eagle Scout project completed by Eagle candidate Levi Jenkins. Many have worked in this community effort and the garden is greatly enjoyed.

Dylan would like to publicly thank all those who helped with his Eagle service project to build composting worm boxes for the student of Minden Elementary.

Special thanks to Pam Ertel and Laura Conrow of Minden Elementary for helping to coordinate the project with the district, to Beth and Roy Francis for their help in drawing up plans, construction, equipment and to Home Depot and Bing's Materials for donating materials for the project, and to the many contributions made privately at the donation box at Russell's Mercantile. The project was completely funded by local donations, all of which is greatly appreciated.

Richard Francis, Ruhenstroth

Dylan Russell, Gardnerville

Eagle Scouts


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