Donations Needed for Nanuet Eagle Scout Project

This letter to the editor is from Michael Curry of Nanuet Boy Scout Troop 33. His eagle scout service project is to install an LED electronic display sign in front of Barr MS


My name is Michael Curry and I am a member of Nanuet Boy Scout Troop 33 currently working on my Eagle Scout Service Project. A requirement to become an Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting, is to perform a project for the benefit of the community.

My project will install an LED electronic display sign in front of the Nanuet A. MacArthur Barr Middle School. This will have a huge benefit for both the Nanuet Schools and the community. The sign will be clearly visible from Church Street in both directions. The sign will allow the School to broadcast important alerts, reminders, dates, and other messages for everyone to view. I believe that once it is completed, the sign will become a distinct landmark in our local area.

The new sign would replace the current letter-board sign presently in front of the Middle School. The new sign would have the ability to scroll through an unlimited amount of text, graphics, and animations whereas the existing sign can only display four lines of static black-on-white lettering. The information on the sign can be instantly updated with the latest news and announcements in a matter of minutes.

The project is currently seeking donations to raise the additional 3,800$ out of the 11,000$ total needed to purchase all the required materials. Individuals or groups who pledge 1000$ or more will have their name engraved onto a plaque that will be attached to the new sign. Anyone interested in donating or would like more information about the project should contact Michael Curry at troop33webmaster@gmail.com

Douglas February 21, 2013 at 02:59 PM
Michael, This sounds like a "win win" situation for the Nanuet School District. I take it you have raised $7,200.00 so far in the community. That is amazing. Will the purchase and installation of the new sign require the school district to provide any funding or are you raising all the funds needed for the sign? Will this new sign you are proposing cut the present labor costs that are required for the present sign.
Scott Walters February 26, 2013 at 03:05 PM
This si the type of imitative we need to bring money and materials to the Nanuet Schools. Often the School Board doesn't choose to encourage this. I have proposed having a Director of Development and Alumni affairs work on a commission basis to bring in money and materials to the school district. It would lessen the tax burden as it continues to grow each and every year.
Scott Walters February 26, 2013 at 03:06 PM
This IS...oops...


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