Greetings! My name is Leavitt Castro, and I am a Life Scout with Troop 410 of the Boy Scouts of America. At this time I am working on my Eagle Project. My project is to tear down the existing fence around the Gravelly Lake Old Settlers Cemetery and build a new fence.
I am excited to be serving the community in which I have lived all my life, and want to make a difference in making Lakewood a beautiful place to live. I feel this cemetery, being on a main road, reflects to the people who drive by, just how we feel about those who settled this area and have passed on. I would like people to feel we have respect for those who have done so, but it is hard when the existing fence is such an eyesore.An Eagle Project is a volunteer project, and I am aware this is a large undertaking, but I would truly like to make a difference in the community. Hopefully I have chosen something the people of Lakewood also would like to help see be improved.
The new fence, as approved by the Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department, will be a 4ft black vinyl coated chain link fence. There will be two walk in gates, a service gate and a drive in gate. The cost of this new fence will be approx. $20,000.00. Any extra funds raised will be used for the planting of daffodils along the fence line.
I am soliciting donations from the members of our community to help with the cost. All donations are tax deductable. I am also looking for any and all people who are interested in helping with the tear down of the old fence, and the cutting and removing of the brush/vegetation along the back fence line.
Any people who have professional experience in building chain link fences are welcome to come and offer their help and expertise with the project. All volunteers are welcome. Please feel free to call me for more information, volunteering or donations. My number is 253-581-3869.
Thank you for your help.