Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

 DENVILLE AND ROXBURY YOUTHS AWARDED COUNTY CERTIFICATES

 The Morris County Board of Freeholders have honored three new Eagle Scouts from Denville and Landing for three community oriented scout projects, lauding the young men for their hard work and positive community efforts.

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(l/r) Freeholders Hank Lyon, Deborah Smith, Kathy DeFillippo, Denville Troop 17 Committee Chairman Ed Rush, Troop 17 Eagle Scouts Pat Rush and Dean Reinhardt, Troop 188 Eagle Scout Christian Saviano, and Freeholders Christine Myers, and John Cesaro

The freeholders presented certificates of achievement to Edward “Pat’’ Rush and Dean Reinhardt of Troop 17 in Denville, and Christian Saviano of Troop 188 in Landing.

Reinhardt is a junior at Morris Knolls High School. Rush and Saviano graduated last week from Morris Knolls High School and Roxbury High School respectively. They were joined by family members at the Eagle Scout ceremony, held at the Board of Freeholders June 22 meeting in Morristown, to celebrate the positive achievements of these young county residents.

The freeholders praised the trio for completing service projects that earned them the Eagle Scout designation.

Kathy DeFillippo

Kathy DeFillippo

“We are honored to present certificates to these young men who have shown great community spirit in completing projects that mean a great deal to their home communities. They are a great example to all of us and are, obviously, destined to be future leaders of our county and state,’’ said Freeholder Director Kathy DeFillippo.

Pat Rush’s project consisted of painting teardrop markers on the roads in Denville to mark the locations of fire hydrants, even if they are buried in heavy snow. The painting was focused in the area south of Route 10 in Denville where the fire department had difficulty in recent years finding hydrants that were buried in snow.

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Dean Reinhardt’s project was focused on an area of Denville where homes damaged by Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy had been demolished, and where the town created a new open space park. The Scout constructed a 100-foot guard rail along the parking lot of the new park, to delineate the parking area for the town.

Christian Saviano’s project consisted of improving a several areas at the Roxbury Special Services building and premises. He replaced an outdated post and rail fence, mulched garden beds in the front of the building, painted two doors, and replaced a roof fixture on the rear of the building. This project will make the building more appealing and enhances the structural soundness of the entrance.