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Eagle Scout candidate wants to paint the ‘D’ for his project

Staff reports

Eagle Scout candidate Benjamin Dykes of Gardnerville is all ready to paint the “D” above Walley’s Hot Springs in the Sierra Foothills.

Dykes, 16, said he expects about 10 friends to help him with the day-long project on Saturday.

He needs someone to donate a deer-hauler which he can use to transport the paint to the site.

“Any high school-age kids who want to come help can meet us at Walley’s at 8 a.m. on Saturday,” he said.

Dykes’ Eagle Scout project has been in the works for several months.

“I’ve been driving around town looking up at the ‘D’ and how faded it is and I decided to do it for my project,” he said.

He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 411 and has been in scouting for about six years.

The paint was donated by Dick’s Fuller O’Brien Paint in Gardnerville and Ben’s uncle, Rob Dykes. He also received a $50 donation from accountant Bill Johnson.

Anyone with a deer-hauler to loan or who would like to help can call Dykes at 782-2526.