Holy Cross recognizes Boy Scouts

Published 12:02 am Thursday, February 2, 2023

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Over the last several months, Holy Cross Lutheran Church has been planning to replace the parking lot barriers that keep vehicles off the grass.

Boy Scout Troop 575, based at Mocksville First Baptist Church, was willing to install the barriers. One of the Scouts, Evan Hendrix, was looking for a project for his Eagle Scout award.

Scoutmaster Jason Lawrence agreed to work with Holy Cross to complete this project.  Jason and Ryan Osborne, assistant Scoutmaster, came to “scout” the area to see what supplies needed to be obtained.

Evan had to create the plan which he presented to the Uwharrie Council for approval. Not only did he present the supplies needed, but he had to include the help required to complete the project.

Several of the young men in the Scout troop were recruited to assist in the placement of the barriers. The church bought the posts, which would be placed horizontally at each parking space. The necessary rebar was donated and the labor was provided by Troop 575.

Holy Cross, 1913 US Hwy 601 south of Mocksville, welcomed the Scout masters and Evan to worship on Sunday, Jan. 29.  They were introduced to the congregation.  Worship was followed by the presenting of the flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, and a Scout prayer.

Members of the congregation who were involved in Scouting in the past were invited to come forward. They also participated in saying the Scout Oath. Presenting the flag was Ed Demmy, congregation member, joined by Herb Abendroth, Jim McBride, Tommy Chaffin and Bill Sain.

Eagle Scout candidate Evan Hendrix is a senior at Davie High School and is moving on to DDCC in the fall.

“Holy Cross Lutheran Church is extremely thankful for the work that these young men did and for the blessing that they are to Davie County,” said member, Carole Demmy.