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Scout Builds Track For Eagle Scout Project

Boy Scout Tyler Dineen, 14, is building a track at Kristi Babcock Memorial Park in New Windsor as part of his Eagle Scout project. Dineen, a Heritage Middle School student, is coordinating the project and collecting donations from the local community to help make it a reality. (photo by Mark Gerlach)

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Boy Scout Tyler Dineen, 14, is building a track at Kristi Babcock Memorial Park in New Windsor as part of his Eagle Scout project. Dineen, a Heritage Middle School student, is coordinating the project and collecting donations from the local community to help make it a reality. (photo by Mark Gerlach)

By Mark Gerlach

Boy Scout Tyler Dineen, 14, is coordinating an effort to build a walking track at Kristi Babcock Memorial Park in New Windsor for his Eagle Scout project.

The path is approximately four-tenths of a mile long, 6 feet wide and 4 inches deep, according to Dineen who was working on the project Monday morning. The path will be made out of asphalt millings.

Highland Stone and BlackRock Excavating Corp. donated time, equipment and personnel to assist with the project. Members of both companies were on hand Monday lending a hand.

“(Tyler ) called me up yesterday and said ‘everybody bailed on me, can you help me?'” Doug Casscles, owner of BlackRock Excavating Corp. said. “He called me out of nowhere. I was like… ‘sure.'” Casscles said when he arrived at 7 a.m. Dineen was already there waiting for him.

Others donations, Dineen said, included: sod cutting from United Rentals, pizza, and bagels from Dunkin Donuts and Hot Bagels. The Town of New Windsor Recreation Department lent equipment, such as shovels, rakes, its dump truck, tractors and other tools, said Dineen, a Heritage Middle School student.

Without donations, the project is likely to have cost approximately $60,000 to $70,000.

For the complete story see the Friday, April 29 editions of The Sentinel and Orange County Post.

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