The Boy Scouts of America has bestowed the rank of Eagle Scout on Teagon Harris, age 15.
Teagon is a member of BSA Unit 475 chartered by the Uncompahgre Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The eighth annual AppleFest 5k saw 119 entries this year.
The AppleFest 5k is a totally homegrown event that benefits Boy Scout Troop 482.
The same day the plaques honoring Burns O. Drake were placed at the entrance to the Hotchkiss baseball park, another project was well underway.
Colton Hall, a Boy Scout with Troop 477, chose for his Eagle Scout project to build a ramp from the park entrance down to the ball field.
When local Boy Scout Derek Holt came before the Town of Paonia Board of Trustees on Sept. 22, seeking approval and help with funding to place bleachers at the Apple Valley tennis courts for his Eagle Scout project, he didn't quite get the response he expected.
"I thought they would say OK," and that would be it, said Holt.
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