Monday, March 14, 2011

Stone wall minus steel bars

I actually received my weekly Waxhaw Exchange this week and I wanted to highlight a portion of Dorothy Moloney's column regarding the nice new stone sign for the Museum of the Waxhaws.

Since it's not available online, I scanned and OCR'd the relevant part:
Have you noticed the very attractive stone wall with sign at the Museum of the Waxhaws? It is lovely.

Jack Steele, son of Howard and Robin Steele of Waxhaw, is a scout in Boy Scout Troop 53, and worked very diligently to become an Eagle Scout.

Because Jack and his family live directly behind the museum, he hoped to build a sign right on the side of the road in order for it to be seen by everyone passing by.

After drawing up plans for this project, Jack spoke to Scott Farb, director of the Museum, to ask who would be able to help him carry through with this very grand project.

Scott suggested Jack look up Paul Moloney, which he did, and together, along with Paul's dad, Bill, and the help of fellow scouts, another asset to the Town of Waxhaw was created.

When Vivian Riegelman was questioned about the new addition to the grounds of the museum, she replied, "absolutely beautiful!" Jack is also active in the Order of the Arrow OA, a National Honor Society of Scouting, and serves as treasurer of the Central North Carolina Lodge.

Only five percent of Scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout. Good goin', Jack.

Jack also makes a delicious lasagna, as he made it twice for us to reward Paul and Bill for helping him. Thank you, Jack, you not only helped make Waxhaw more attractive, but you proved how responsible a person you are. Keep at it.
I met Jack last year when he was a Den Chief for Cub Scout Pack 53 and he had a way with the young scouts; they boys all took a shine to him. So not only is it nice to see he is now an Eagle Scout, but also to witness the fruits of his labor at the entrance to the Museum of the Waxhaws.

I didn't scan the photo because he won't look like the real deal, but I can do so if anyone wants to see it.

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