If you have driven down Harbor Road or been by to inspect the new paving in the circle near the tennis courts on School Street, you might have noticed the construction project by the Scout Barn. David Kerr, a member of Boy Scout Troop 602, has been working on his Eagle Project: building a covered pavilion. He hopes the pavilion will provide a place not only for musical presentation but also a shady place to sit and watch tennis, picnic, or use for an impromptu event. “I am excited to provide a place people can go to gather,” says Kerr. “I really think it will help build community in Shelburne.”
Kerr, a senior at CVU, choose to build this pavilion due to his passion for music. He noted that the town of Shelburne had no permanent performance space. Kerr and his father John have spent many hours so far working on this project. The actual pavilion dimensions will be 16 x 16 feet.
In addition to constructing the building, Kerr is also expected to raise money for the cost of the building supplies. To date, he has raised $120 out of the $3,000 needed for the project. Residents who would like to support this project may send donations to David Kerr at 38 Spinnaker Lane, Shelburne. Checks should be made out to Troop 602. Thanks go to Rice Lumber for their assistance and to Rene Gagnon of Plagman, Gagnon and Daughters, Sam Deavitt of Deavitt Construction, and David Jerome of Jerome Construction for their technical guidance. This is a great example of local businesses stepping up to help a community member and support our community in general.
Kerr welcomes visitors to the site. Those that would like to help out with the physical construction, please stop by to lend a hand. He is hoping that the project will be completed by mid-fall, just in time for a last concert surrounded by the turning leaves.