LANCASTER - Zachary Simpson, a member of Boy Scout Troop 180, wanted to improve the ramp area along the Kentucky River and Ky. 39 in Garrard County. He also wanted to earn his Eagle Scout award so he decided to build two picnic tables in the recreation area as a community service project.
Simpson did all the requirements. He raised the money and got his fellow Scouts to help build a concrete pad. The job took two weeks in the summer of 2001.
The Scouts leveled the ground, placed gravel in a 14- by 20-foot concrete pad, then constructed the tables.
After Simpson's project was complete, Mark Anderson decided to work on his Eagle Scout award by constructing a shelter over the tables. He did the work in one weekend in 2002.
However, the project went up in smoke. The new tables apparently did not set well with someone. The tables were removed from the concrete and used to build a bonfire this year. The shelter was not damaged.