Eagle Scouts Help Euclid Hunger Center
Two area teens recently advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout, and the Euclid Hunger Center was honored to be a part of that process. Both boys chose the Hunger Center to be the recipient of their Eagle projects, which are a crucial part of the advancement process. Tom Franczyk, a long-time volunteer at EHC, and a member of Troop 143 out of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, designed and constructed under-the-table storage carts, as well as permanent signage for the food distribution room. Ian O’Donnell, a member of Troop 161, Euclid’s Pioneer Troop out of East Shore United Methodist Church, designed and constructed eight shelving units, as well as 20 replacement shelves for EHC’s stock room.
“We were thrilled to be the recipient of these gifts from the Boy Scouts,” said EHC Board President, Grace Wright. “The amount of time and effort put in to these projects is evident in the quality of the workmanship. These young men can take great pride in what they have accomplished, and in knowing they have made a considerable contribution to their community.”
Both Tom and Ian are students at St. Ignatius High School and, having completed their path to Eagle Scout, are now busy working on their next big project, the school’s upcoming spring musical, “Spamalot.” Tom is the leader of the set crew for the show, and Ian is the Stage Manager.
A number of local businesses were kind enough to support the boys in their endeavors, and supplied much of the hardware and lumber for the projects. Special thanks to Daugherty Construction, Lakeland Lumber, Progressive Fasteners, HGR, Mentor Lumber and the Lakewood Home Depot for their generous donations to Tom and Ian. The EHC’s motto is “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” These fine young men and these area businesses are fine examples of just that
I am the Manager of the Euclid Hunger Center and a long-time resident of Euclid; married with 3 teenagers, and a member of Our Lady of the Lake Parish.