PHOTO GALLERY – Eagle Scout Project improves Nederland Park – Port Arthur News

NEDERLAND – RL Bob Harmon Park on Park Drive in Nederland has a cleaner, more professional look these days thanks to the hard work of one of the brightest talents in the community.

Louis McIntire was honored by the City of Nederland for his work improving the facility, which serves the city, Babe Ruth League baseball and Adaptive Sports for Kids.

The upgrades were part of the 16-year-old’s Eagle Scout project.

Mayor Don Albanese has declared April 18, 2022 Louis McIntire Day.

Sharing details of McIntire’s project with the city council and rounding up attendees at a recent city council meeting, City Manager Chris Duque noted that McIntire put in more than 114 hours of work.

The effort included securing all supplies to sand and paint the benches, install new plywood backing for field of honor signage, improve the concession stand, upgrade telephone poles and more.

A City of Nederland proclamation noted, “Devotion, honor, character, and service are the true qualities of an Eagle Scout. The Eagle Scouts are successful and, overall, hold higher and more responsible positions in our city, state and country. Lewis pursued diligently and achieved his goal of becoming an Eagle Scout.

While praising him, a grateful Albanian noted that he was a Boy Scout in his youth but had not reached the rank of Eagle Scout.

He led a round of applause for McIntire.

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