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Scout builds a fence for local landmark

Jason Kleckner Jr. received Eagle Scout award honors in ceremonies at Emmaus Community Park recently.

A member of Boy Scout Troop 31, Old Zionsville, Kleckner chose to build a historically accurate fence for the 1803 House, Emmaus, for his Eagle project.

Kleckner researched a style of fence known as the Colonial Jack Fence, a style used in the early 1800s. Using saplings sourced from a wooded area in Delps and donated fasteners, Kleckner, a team of Scouts from his Troop and members of his family built the fence along railroad tracks near the 1803 House in the summer of 2015.

Kleckner’s fence blends a colonial feature to the landscape of the house and provides a much needed safety feature along a busy railroad site.

“I will always cherish the years I spent in Scouting,” Kleckner said. “I am thankful for all of my leaders and all of the friends I have made over the years. I plan on using all of the skills I have learned in Scouting to help me be successful in life.”

Troop 31 meets in Old Zionsville United Church of Christ.

PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRANDJason Kleckner receives his Eagle Scout award in ceremonies at Emmaus Community Park recently. Kleckner's project included constructing a fence at the 1803 House, Emmaus. Kleckner is a Scout in Troop 31, Old Zionsville.