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North Marion High School junior Tate Durst organized volunteers to beautify Barendse Park

North Marion High School junior Tate Durst has spent countless hours enjoying the benefits of living near Barendse Park in Hubbard. When it came time to choose a project to complete his Eagle Scout requirement, it only made sense to repay the favor.

COURTESY PHOTO: SCOTT DURST - Tate Durst of Boy Scout Troop 559 organized a group of volunteers to help clean Barendse Park in Hubbard for his Eagle Scout project.A member of Boy Scout Troop 559, Durst organized a group of volunteers to help beautify the public space during several evenings, cleaning the shrub beds, planting new trees and shrubs and spreading new bark dust.

Durst chose the project because of the hours he spent playing in the park when he was younger and wanted to help maintain the park for the next generation of young residents who come to the space annually to play baseball and soccer, walk the paths or play on the playground.

The volunteers consisted of members of Durst's troop, along with members of the community. In addition to greening up the park, Durst and his group also worked under the direction of the city of Hubbard to paint new parking stripes in the parking lot, sprucing the park up before the coming winter season.

In addition to being a member of the Boy Scouts, Durst is also an active student at North Marion High School. He is a member of the pep band and also competes athletically for the cross country and tennis teams.

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