CEDAR LAKE | The Cedar Lake Town Council has approved a Scout’s plan to put up a new monument sign at Lake of the Red Cedars.
Wyatt Chalos, of Cedar Lake’s Boy Scout Troop 105, presented his proposal to the Cedar Lake Town Council during its July meeting. Chalos has chosen the replacement of the museum sign as his Eagle Scout service project. He hopes to have it done and in place this summer.
The council also agreed to waive any building permits associated with the project.
“We’re really lucky to have young people like you in the community,” Town Council President Randy Niemeyer told him.
“Keep beautifying the grounds (in town),” Councilman John Foreman said.
Another local Scout, Brad Brown, made the museum and town grounds the focus of his Eagle Scout project when he spearheaded the effort to move and refurbish Woody’s Barbershop, an early Cedar Lake business, which is now open as an exhibit at the museum. Brown’s crew of volunteers also built a wheelchair ramp and moved such items as the business’s original chair and barber tools into the refurbished shop.
Chalos, like Brown, will not use town money to complete his project. Necessary funds will be donated, and the new sign will completed at no charge to the town.