Imagination Station on Falcon Road now has three new Cleveland ornamental pear trees. The trees were planted Wednesday not only as part of David Scott’s Eagle Scout project, but to honor his friends who died on Valentine’s Day in a car crash. The three were Kyle Miller, Ethan Powers and Adam Wooten. Miller started Scouts with Scott in the second grade.
David Brockmeyer also started scouting with Scott and Miller, and when the time arrived for the boys to obtain Eagle Scout status, Kyle was the first to receive the honor. He constructed the Missile Park Skate Park project on Katy Drive in Altus. Brockmeyer became an Eagle second by repainting the Imagination Station pavilion. Scott was ready to complete his planned project, because the trio were going to celebrate achieving the Eagle milestone together before the accident happened.
Scott decided to change his original Eagle Scout project after his friends died. “I had to do something, and I chose to plant three trees to honor my friends and their families,” he said.
Project advisor Rich Weaver, Charlie Miller, troop leaders, family and friends met on site working hard to plant the trees on Wednesday. Helping with services and materials were Willis Granite, Wal-Mart, Fox Building Supply, Southwest Nursery, The Enchanted Door, Lowell-Tims, On the Square, H & H Furniture, Anvil Tattoo, Papa John’s, Sherwin Williams, David Van Winkle, and the City of Altus Parks and Recreation staff including Theresa Jameson and Freddy Perez.
Lindsey Miller, (Kyles mother) was very emotional and said, “It is truly amazing that at each Scouting level and project, the boys were together. Even after the tragedy, the friends remain together in memory by the tree planting Eagle project and David Scott’s unique and endless friendship.”
Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221, ext. 1277