New picnic tables given to Hoag Library for Eagle Scout project

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 May 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – Matthew Flanagan is pictured with two of the three picnic tables he delivered this afternoon for Hoag Library.

Matthew, 18, built the tables for his Eagle Scout project. They are a welcome addition to the outdoor area off by the children’s library section, said Nicole Struble, children’s librarian.

She said she will invite families to use the tables for story times and for other activities, including if people want a spot to eat lunch.

Matthew said he joined the Scouting program in sixth grade and developed a deeper appreciation for the community through the many service projects. He said he also enjoyed the many camping and backpacking adventures.

His father, Daniel Flanagan, will serve as new Scoutmaster for Troop 164 in Albion beginning in July.

Matthew Flanagan, back left, unloads one of the tables with help from his brother John, back right; Ben Restivo, front left; and John Flanagan, back to camera.