Eagle Scout project yields picnic shelter at park in Blaine
Jefferson Park in Blaine has a new picnic shelter thanks to an up-and-coming Eagle Scout.
David Ries,16, Blaine resident and sophomore at Blaine High School, raised funds and oversaw the building of the leadership service project as part of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
David is a member of Boy Scout Troop 513, which meets at Peace Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids.
The shelter, located at 12833 Jefferson St., took 440 hours to build, with the help of 10 to 15 volunteer workers, mostly family, friends and scouts. See more in Elyse Kaner’s ABC Newspapers story.