Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

October 11, 2012

Fenced in by Eagle Scout

The Andover Townsman

---- — Just a week after dedicating the new addition, an attractive white picket fence has been built at Faith Lutheran Church on South Main Street.

It was the Eagle Scout project of Scott Kaluzny, 17, of Andover, son of Cate and Mark Kaluzny, church members.

“It’s 160 feet long and 42 people helped me,” said Kaluzny, a senior at Andover High School. “And it’s finished.”

A longtime Scout in town, he simply heard about the project at the church, where he has been going for the past 10 years or so. Last Saturday, Oct. 6, he arrived at the church around 6 a.m. His team arrived around 8.

“We worked until 6 p.m,” he said. “I figure it was about 225 hours of manpower.”

Kaluzny is a member of Andover Troop #76 and the scout master is Donald Milligan.

The fence defines the boundary between the wetlands and the usable church lawn and yard, to the rear of the church property. The white post-and-rail vinyl fence is 3.5 feet high.

Kaluzny recruited friends, family and others to help him after meeting with church facilities manager, Doug Peterson, to map out the project.

It’s a second Eagle Scout project for the Kaluzny family. Scott’s older brother, Michael, is also an Eagle Scout.

His project was coordinated through the Andover Senior Center and it involved making sure seniors in town had visible house numbers. His Court of Honor, where Faith Lutheran Pastor Jon Heydenreich gave the benediction, was in 2009.

“We are very grateful to Scott. This was a big undertaking,” said Kathy Faulk of the church council.

THREE-PEAT Faith Lutheran Church of Andover has three young men who have/will become Eagle Scouts this year. They are Rob Banta and Scott Kaluzny, both of Andover, and Paul Maschoff of Wakefield.