June 21, 2013

Scout honored at special service

BY LOHR McKINSTRY Press-Republican

---- — CROWN POINT — Friends and members of the First Congregational Church of Crown Point recently held a special Service of Recognition for a variety of folks in the community.

Included in this service was Jake Mildon, a candidate for Boy Scouting’s highest honor, the Eagle Award.

Part of the requirement of this award is a community-based service project. 

Jake choose to focus his efforts on the historic cemetery located behind First Congregational Church, known as the “Brick Church in the Park.”

“Jake researched the project, planned and organized what would be three days of preparation, excavation and repair of over 106 broken, fallen or missing stones, the family markers,” the Rev. David C. Hirtle, pastor, said by email.

“Jack would oversee a group of 10-15 volunteers who worked with commitment to complete the project with grand results.”

A fellowship hour was held following Sunday’s service to allow all in attendance an opportunity to congratulate each honoree. 

Five parish members who marked a milestone in their lives by graduation from college and high school were also honored, Hirtle said.

Carl Jakowenko graduated college with a diploma as a physical-therapy assistant. Crystal Thompson McLaughlin graduated from a two-year registered-nursing program from North Country Community College. 

Alexandra Macey will graduate from Crown Point Central School and is prepared to enter Johnson State College in Johnson, Vt., in the fall. Michaela Comes will graduate from Crown Point as salutatorian and enter Cazenovia University in the fall. Charles Stevens will also graduate from Crown Point.

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