Eagle project

Christopher Hatch (right) and mother Parrian Hatch spread cement at the Chanute High School tennis courts. The project to add cement slabs around the tennis courts is an Eagle Scout project for Hatch.

JOSHUA VAIL

Chanute High School Senior Christopher Hatch is nearing completion on his Eagle Scout project to add concrete slabs to the sides of the CHS tennis courts to add spectator space. The project was approved by the USD 413 Board of Education in January. 

Hatch was at the tennis court Saturday with family and other volunteers, finishing pouring the concrete. They started pouring concrete last weekend. 

He expects another two weeks from Saturday to finish the project, which includes cleanup provided by the city and grass seed planted by Tony’s Lawn Care. 

Hatch said that they had to dig more than expected, but otherwise the project went as planned. 

O’Brien Ready Mix donated about half the cement, removing $1,500 from the original $4,000 estimated cost of the project. 

“I have several people who donated their own personal money, several businesses who gave $20-$50, and several more who gave over $100,” he said. 

Once his project is submitted, Hatch has to organize his Eagle Board of Review in order to receive the Eagle Scout rank. 

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