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Skylar Fulte waters flower at the base of garden and marker he helped create at Memory Gardens for his Eagle Scout project.  (Photo by Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News)

Skylar Fulte waters flower at the base of garden and marker he helped create at Memory Gardens for his Eagle Scout project.
(Photo by Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News)

RHS freshman Skylar Fulte, with the help of others, creates garden at cemetery for Eagle Scout badge

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News

Skylar Fulte felt that Richmond Memorial Gardens needed some landscaping touches – and with some help from his fellow Boy Scouts in Troop 324, he has provided some.

Working with six other Boy Scouts and some troop leaders over the weekend, Fulte built a flower bed around the cemetery’s entrance sign. Most of the work was done while soldiering through last Saturday’s heat. Some finishing touches were provided the next day.

It was hard work, Fulte admitted during an interview Monday evening at the cemetery

“We dug and dug…. That ground was real hard,” he recalled. “There must have been … an old road or something that went through there…. We tilled it and the tiller wouldn’t go through it, so we had to get the shovels out and loosen it up a little bit.”

Fulte, a Richmond High School freshman, undertook the project to help him accumulate the community service hours necessary to achieve his Eagle Scout ranking. When he approached the city for approval of his idea, he received support from Ron Brohammer, Richmond city administrator, and the City Council.

 

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