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Vail Daily letter: Took a community to reach Eagle rank

Prather Silverthorn
Vail, CO, Colorado

I want to thank you for covering my Eagle Scout project. These projects are designed to involve all the Scouts in the troop, some parents and volunteers.

I had lots of help with my project to compile a directory for the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Gypsum that has been hung in a large metal frame. The metal frame was built by Mike Kline and Noble Welding, and the wooden frame and related carpentry work was donated by Brett Lich.

The cemetery was walked twice by parents, scouts and volunteers while they copied information from the headstones so it could be used to make the directory.

Others who helped on the project included the cemetery caretaker, Elano Velez, who taught me how the cemetery sections were designed. Ellen Feign used her professional skills to create the layout of the directory and Hugo Benson from the Old Gypsum Printer arranged for printing of the directory.

Businesses that contributed materials include Signature Signs, Alpine Lumber and Highland Glass.

I would also like to thank the Cemetery Board for their cooperation and assistance with my project and my scoutmasters, Wayne Nelson and Christopher Burner, for spending extra time with me to help me with the project and the paper work for my Eagle Scout application.

I want to thank anyone else who helped me in any way on my project and everyone who came to my Eagle Scout Court of Honor. It took a long time to get there, but I am proud to be an Eagle Scout.

Prather Silverthorn


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