The Tukwila Historical Society is pleased to announce our volunteer and Tukwila resident, Jack Ray Garris III, was presented with his Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Feb. 24 at the Normandy Park Congregational Church.
Jack and Ray, his father, came to the society for suggestions on a possible project at the Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center that could qualify as an Eagle level project.
It was decided the old flag pavilion at the building would be an ideal selection since there had not been a flag flying at the former school and former Tukwila City Hall for many years.
A plan was submitted by Jack to the Boy Scouts Administration for review. It was approved and the work began.
This project was supported by selling commemorative bricks (to be installed later) and donations from the Tukwila American Legion Post 235. There were volunteers from Troop 398 and the Tukwila Historical Society that assisted with the fundraising and manual labor for the project.
The new flagpole has been installed with a solar powered light. Seating benches will be added to the pavilion to welcome residents and visitors to the building and Hazelnut Park.
A ceremony will be held for the updated pavilion with the date to be later determined. Please check our Facebook page for the announcement when the date of the dedication has been selected.
A special thank you is being extended from the Tukwila Historical Society to Jack, his parents, Scout Troop 398, Mayor Allan Ekberg, Tukwila American Legion Post 235 and donors who purchased their commemorative bricks to support and memorialize this Eagle Scout project.