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Eagle Scout project brightens Belpre ballpark

Parker Glodowski power washes a dugout at the Civitan Park ballfields in Belpre as part of his leadership project to becoming an Eagle Scout. (Photo Provided)

BELPRE — The baseball fields at Civitan Park in Belpre are sparkling in orange and white thanks to an Eagle Scout Project led by a local scout.

Belpre resident Parker Glodowski led more than a dozen volunteers to pressure wash and paint the dugouts, creating much-needed upgrades and a path for Parker to achieve an Eagle rank. Volunteers provided more than 180 hours of volunteer service time to complete the project.

“The best part was watching all the pieces of the project come together through completion,” Parker said.

Parker grew up in Troop 129 based at the Washington United Methodist Church across the river from the park.

“To complete my Scouting requirements, I knew that I wanted to do a project to make a difference for our community’s children,” Parker said. “Mayor (Mike) Lorentz suggested the baseball park spruce-up and I was all-in.”

Zach Carte, president of the Belpre Junior Baseball and Softball Organization, and his team of volunteers provided the paint. Parker and his crew, including his parents, brother, and a group of Scouts, took it from there.

“We went through more than 15 gallons of paint and it shows,” Carte said. “It was a great project that demonstrated Parker’s ability to lead and execute.”

Lorentz also was appreciative of the effort and the project.

“We thank Parker and all the volunteers,” Lorentz said. “Partnering with Scouts to do community improvement projects is a win for the city and a win for the growth and development of the Scout. We have plenty of opportunities and welcome Scouts on future outreach.”

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