|Local Boy Scout, Owen Reed, of Troop #63 in Newport, successfully completed his Eagle Scout project on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016. His project was completed after over 300 man hours and the helping hands of many individuals, including the scouts and leaders of Troop #63.
Owen decided to construct a new bocce ball court at Nokomis Regional High for local Special Olympians in the area, as well as high school students to utilize. In October, Owen held a bake sale at Bud’s Shop ‘n Save in Newport to raise money for his project. In one afternoon, he was able to raise $570 for his project. He would like to recognize all of the community members who donated money as well as the special individuals who donated baked items for the sale.
In addition to the many individuals that made this project a success, there were several businesses in the area that stepped up to lend a hand. Owen would like to recognize the following businesses for their support. Sean Ball and the crew at Paris Farmers Union in Newport, Tyler Jakins at Ledgewood Landscape of Newport, Red and Connie Laliberte at Fine Alpaca Goods and Alpaca Breeding of Sidney, and Bud’s Shop ‘n Save of Newport.
If you would like to see the completed bocce ball court, it is located at Nokomis Regional High next to the practice football field. Owen plans on sitting for his Eagle Board of review the beginning of February 2017.