Eagle Scout project: Carrollton teen builds, donates benches to village

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CCM/Thomas Clapper Malvern Mayor Bob DeLong (left) was on hand to accept six park benches from Craig Brackin last week. Brackin constructed the benches as his Eagle Scout project and donated them to the village.

By Thomas Clapper
Malvern Troop 155 Boy Scout Craig Brackin created and donated six wooden benches to the Village of Malvern to be placed in the basketball court at the park for his Eagle Scout Project.
“I wanted to help the village with my project and asked what the village needs,” said Brackin. “We came up with the benches. They took me about two or three months to build.”
“I think the benches are a great addition to the basketball court,” said Malvern Mayor Bob DeLong. “It has been needed for some time now and Craig did a great job.”
DeLong said the village street department will chain or bolt the benches to the ground to keep them from being displaced or moved around.
Malvern Councilman Craig DeLong was also on site for the bench presentation June 16.
“These benches are not just thrown together,” said DeLong. “They are very well made, solid and heavy. We are thankful it is one more thing off the list to take care in the park.”
Brackin said he watched a YouTube video for garden benches to learn how to build them. Each bench has a small plaque explaining Brackin is the craftsman and it is for the Troop 155 Eagle Scout Project.
Brackin explained Crowl Lumber provided the supplies and the project was paid for by the Malvern Scouting Alumni Association.
“Thank you to the MSAA who paid for the project and Crowl Lumber for providing the materials,” said Brackin. “Thank you to Mayor DeLong and the Village of Malvern for accepting this project.”
Brackin is the son of Jim and Leslie Brackin of Carrollton.

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