Scout makes gar­den­ing ac­ces­si­ble to se­niors

The Kent Island Bay Times - - News -

SUDLERSVILLE — As part of his quest to be­come an Ea­gle Scout, Alex Si­mon­etti cre­ated a project that ben­e­fits the se­nior cit­i­zens who re­side at Sudlersville’s Foxxtown Manor.

Alex, of Troop 175 in Sudlersville, re­al­ized that gar­den­ing at ground level was dif­fi­cult for the el­derly so he raised $900 to cre­ate an eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble raised garden. The county matched his fund­ing and Alex be­gan build­ing.

“The se­niors have ac­cess to fresh veg­eta­bles and a hobby,” Alex told county com­mis­sion­ers dur­ing their Nov. 27 meet­ing.

When Com­mis­sion Pres­i­dent Stephen Wil­son re­marked on the mul­ti­tude of badges on Alex’s uni­form, he ex­plained the Ea­gle Scout merit sys­tem.

“You are a re­mark­able young man, sir,” said Wil­son.

The res­i­dents of Foxxtown Manor have now formed a garden com­mit­tee, to make the most of Alex’s gift.

ALEX SI­MON­ETTI

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