Scout Master Michael Donovon was contacted by the Town of Potter grounds keeper Ken Graff about a cemetery in need of some work. The cementery needed ground clearing and tree trimming along with raking of the underbursh to prep for ground cover planting. The Township also thought it would be nice to have a flag at the cemetery.
Erik Hobbs took on the Eagle Project.
During the project... there was a curiousity of who Edward Crafts was that was buried there? In searching books and the internet to our surprise, Edward Crafts was very involved in American History. As you can read on this website, Edward was connected with the founders of the United States of America. He was the intimate friend of John Hancock and Samuel Adams, and a brother of Col. Thomas Crafts, of Boston. He fought at Bunker Hill and was a Major of a Cannon Artillery Regiment. Edward was a witness to the Boston Massacure.
The two fences that were dontated to the project were installed to protect the aged cemetary. A white vinyl fence and a chain link fence. The 20ft Flag Pole was purchased locally with donations and installed to mark the cemetary as any veterans cemetery should. In addition Erik raised funds to put a stone surround around the Flag Pole and install a 2ft x 4ft sign that was donated that could be seen from the road. All this work was done in part to equipment donated by a local equipment rental center.
We were proud to work on this project and thankful for all the contributors and workers to the project.
Erik Hobbs - Eagle Scout 2015
MANY THANKS TO:
KG GRAPHICS (Kathy D'abbracci Gernold)
CAREYS RENTAL (Mark and Jeff Gifford)
FIVE STAR BANK PENN YAN (Lisa Conley)
KNAPP & SCHLAPPI LUMBER (Dan Knapp)
ENGRAVERS PLUS (Dean & Dolly Rawleigh)
PARTS PLUS AUTO PARTS
SENECA LAKE DUCK HUNTERS CLUB
AMERICAN LEGION PENN YAN
LIONS CLUB PENN YAN
ROTORY CLUB PENN YAN
ELKS CLUB PENN YAN
Nicholas & Tom Anderson
Ronda Durso (Zachary)
Penn Yan Troop 44 Boy Scouts of America
Ken Graff of the Town of Potter