Boy scout smiling at picnic table

A Labor of Love

Boy scout smiling at picnic table

It was truly a labor of love for Mountain Brook High School sophomore, Conner Hudson.

Conner Hudson, a sophomore at Mountain Brook High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 63 at Canterbury Methodist Church had met all the requirements to become an Eagle Scout except for completing his Eagle Scout project. Besides accomplishing something positive for the community, Conner also wanted his project to mean even more to his family. Since Conner’s uncle, Hunter Phillips, attends the LINCPoint Adult Day program at United Ability, Conner met with Janis Braue, the director of United Ability’s LINCPoint Adult Day Program, to learn what needs LINCPoint may have and develop a service project to meet it.

Braue said, “We need four picnic tables with seats built for our staff and clients to use for an outdoor classroom, break area, and a place to eat outside when the weather’s pretty, and to stain existing planters to match.”

That was it, Connor then set out to make this dream a reality.

Before the project could begin, Conner had to plan, research, and then raise the funds to build the four picnic tables and stain the planters to match. After purchasing the materials, Conner and 12 Boy Scout friends and family members supplied 131 man hours to build, transport and stain the picnic tables, benches, and planters.

United Ability along with Hunter’s family, United Ability staff, and LINCPoint participants recently gathered together and dedicated Conner’s project in a special ceremony with his Uncle Hunter present.

We appreciate Conner’s dedication and efforts and we will forever remember him for his generous expression of love for his uncle and his gift to United Ability and the LINCPoint Adult Day Program.

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