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Scout sign project completed: a letter of thanks

To Mayor Hoots and Columbia City Council,

Thank you for your support throughout my Eagle Scout project. I cannot attend the City Council meeting Monday night because of a prior commitment, but I wanted to share some details with you about it.

I really learned a lot about leadership, and I am grateful that you gave me the opportunity to work on the sign.

My whole troop came and volunteered. They did a wonderful job helping to put up the sign.

I am glad that we could make a difference in our community and help to make it a better place. I am also thankful for your financial support for my project and the words of encouragement that I received.

Donations included:

- City of Columbia, $800 (Gabe sending a list of materials needed to the Mayor)

- Columbia Adair Chamber Of Commerce, $200

- David Breeding and Sign America for printing the sign and assistance in construction

- Trifecta Print for providing the City logo design

- Property owner Carol Cheatham Mira for positive support for continued use of her family's land.

Thank you for your support and confidence.

Gabe Coleman

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Getting the new sign frame put up

2021-10-03 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mark Coleman.
After the safe take down of the deteriorating Greensburg Street sign, Scouts went to work on the frame for the new one. They were grateful to the City for materials and for hauling away the old sign, and also to David Breeding who provided guidance and printing of the panels from his Sign America business. From left are Eagle Scouts Gabe Coleman and Jayden Campbell.

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Anchoring the frame for the new sign

2021-10-04 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Matt Scheidegger.
Getting the new welcome to Columbia sign frame anchored are, in the back row: Dave Campbell, Assistant Scoutmaster; Mark Coleman, Scoutmaster; and Gabe Coleman, project leader. In the front row are: Jayden Campbell, Troy Scheidegger, and Andrew Scheidegger.

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Welcome to Columbia sign completed early

2021-10-04 - Columbia, KY .
The Eagle Scout welcome to Columbia sign project on Greensburg Road was finished earlier than projected. Scout project leader Gabe Coleman gave a proposal to the Columbia City Council at its July meeting toward his goal for replacement of a fading sign on Greensburg Road. Pictured at the completion are, from left: Mark Coleman, Connor Pryor, Xander Makranszky, and Gabe Coleman.

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