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September 28, 2018 - 1:46pm

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Matt Grover from Troop 6006 of the First United Presbyterian Church presented his Eagle Project to Greg Post of the Town of Batavia this past Wednesday evening at Kiwanis Park in Batavia in front of friends, family and contributors to the project.

The project started last winter with a constructed sheet metal form from scrap to pour six concrete bench legs along with wood and other materials to make three benches. They were installed on Labor Day weekend by friends, family and with the help of his scout troop.

Various area businesses in Western New York include Marlin Salmon, DDS, from Salmon Orthodontists in Batavia was a huge contributor to this project. Other contributors were Brad Veley Masonry from Varysburg, Joe's Pro Shop and Trophy’s Batavia, Unidex machine shop from Warsaw, Paul from T R Goldsmith & Son Inc. in Tonawanda, and Don Anderson from the troop. 

"The project was an amazing learning experience and had endless challenges, problem solving involved but at points proved very difficult and I often had no clue how I was going to solve a specific issue, but with the help of my personal engineer and father it turned out better than I could ever imagine," Matt said, adding that "the skills I have learned in this will help me in endeavors in college, the military and the workforce."

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Matt presents Batavia orthodonist Marlin Salmon with a plaque.

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Town of Batavia Supervisor Greg Post congratulates Matt.

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August 29, 2017 - 5:00pm

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Batavia Boy Scout Troop 6006 Thomas Ognibene is posing in the bus loop behind John Kennedy Elementary School, 166 Vine St., Batavia, where he plans to expand the area pictured above to create a memorial garden as part of his Eagle project.  

Currently there are two trees planted in memory of Mike Houseknecht and the Raines, Physical Education teachers who contributed to the school. The scout is looking for community help and volunteers this Friday morning starting at 9.

The project will continue on Saturday at 9 a.m. pending the progress of the garden. To participate, please meet behind the school off Elm Street's dead end extension.  Supplies suggested to bring are pointed shovel, gloves, metal rake and safety glasses, if needed.

Any questions please contact Thomas at 585-344-4790 or email him at [email protected]. Refreshments will be provided during the day and food.

August 24, 2017 - 5:30pm

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Batavia Boy Scout Troop 6006 Joe Marchese is posing with one of 18 fire hydrants he plans to refurbish the outside of them this Saturday, Aug. 26th. He is looking for people willing to donate their time to help with his Eagle project.

It will benefit the Town of Batavia on Edgewood Drive, Woodland Drive, Valle Drive and Fairway Drive. Supplies suggested to bring, if possible if you have on hand, are wire brushes and paint brushes but this is not mandatory.

Please meet at 29 Edgewood Drive, Batavia, at 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. this Saturday.

For more information please contact Joe at 585-343-3784. Refreshments will be provided during the day and food afterward.

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