Making his own path

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Johnston Troop 20 Scout Mark Renzi (fourth from left) is near the end of the trail, literally, as he works toward the rank of Eagle.

Renzi and a crew of parents and fellow Scouts finished up work on repairing the Johnston War Memorial Park nature trail sign this past Saturday, a culmination of more than 50 hours of work.

“I chose this because I’ve come down to this trail a lot,” Renzi said. “I used to walk it a lot more often, but even when you come by, you wouldn’t even notice that it’s here at first because there was no sign — it was either stolen or blew away. There was so much brush covering the way, you couldn’t tell it was there.”

Renzi’s project also included clearing out trash from the trail and sprucing up the markers along the path. He said the sign – which is two pieces of plywood joined together and stained –took six hours alone, while removing brush took between two and three hours.

“It feels good to actually see the finished project that you spent time working on,” Renzi said. (Sun Rise photos)

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