Park Lawn volunteer and boy scout Donny McKenna (second from left) completed his Eagle Service Project by creating a memorial garden for Park Lawn Center’s residential facility in Alsip. The memorial is in honor of the residents of the Park Lawn facility who have died. Relatives and friends of the departed Park Lawn residents now have a place in which to remember their loved ones.
McKenna, 15, is a student at Brother Rice High School. He began the project in April and finished the project earlier this summer. The project included recruiting other troop members, family, and friends to help assist him with the project. He led the group of about 10 to 15 volunteers in their journey to finish the project. McKenna and his team filled the memorial with plants, stone, mulch and gravel, and a bench.
To attain the rank of Eagle Scout one must obtain 21 merit badges, serve actively for a period of six months in his unit in one or more of the following positions — Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, and Venturing crew/ship — and complete a service project.