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Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta Honors Eagle Scouts

Spenser Ochs, Thomas Harrington and Zachary Zwergel of Troop 301 were honored by Trotta.

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Smithtown, NY - March 7, 2014 - Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta presented proclamations to the three newest Eagle Scouts of Troop 301: Spenser Jamison Ochs, Thomas Dennis Harrington and Zachary Alexander Zwergel.
Spencer Jameson Ochs of St. James did his Eagle Scout Project at the St. James Lutheran’s Church, where his troop meets. He converted an unused room at the preschool into a nursery and was responsible for cleaning it out, painting and installing new cabinets and a countertop. He also replaced the dropdown ceiling and installed new moisture resistant floor molding. It is now a functioning nursery and multipurpose room.
Thomas Dennis Harrington of Smithtown was asked by Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown to improve their “Outdoor Discovery Area” for his Eagle Project. Thomas built a new storage unit to store items that are used in the outdoor programs and also installed new directional signs at the Center. Thomas held a carwash to raise money for his project and donated the remaining $636 to Sweetbriar.
Zachary Alexander Zwergel of Centereach is a third generation Eagle Scout. For his project, he constructed and erected four new weather proof outdoor announcement boards for the Cornell Cooperative Farm’s showgrounds in Yaphank. He raised the necessary funds by selling Yankee Candles and presented the Farm with a check for $266 for the excess funds he earned.
Legislator Trotta said, “This is a very proud moment for these young men and their families, as well as their troop leaders and fellow scouts. I extend my congratulations to all of them for being outstanding community leaders and hope that they will remain active in their respective communities.”
Pictured before the ceremony are from left to right: Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta, Spenser Jamison Ochs, Thomas Dennis Harrington and Zachary Alexander Zwergel.