Jon Cramer recently completed his Eagle Scout Project at the historic pioneer Cady Cemetery. Eagle Scout Jon Cramer’s project had several parts to it. Cady Cemetery lies off of Ela Road, with the entrance being a one lane road. Prior to Jon Cramer’s project there was no room to turn a vehicle around. This meant you would need to back out onto busy Ela Road when exiting.
Not being able to turn your car around and having to exit by backing out onto Ela Road was a huge safety issue,” said Township Cemetery Chairman Terry Kelly. “This project has eliminated that concern once and for all,” added Chairman Kelly. First, the Eagle Project involved marking out a sufficient area outside the Cemetery gates to provide for a “car turnaround.” Then scrub brush was removed from the area by the Scouts from Troop 69. This was followed by many hours hand-digging out the newly cleared area.
Lastly, a compacting material was hand spread which will provide a stable base for vehicles to not only park, but turn around as well. Jon Cramer’s Eagle project also included two sturdy benches that were built and placed inside Cady Cemetery, as well as the planting of some perennial flowers around the benches. All who visit Cady Cemetery will see the beautiful benches and flowers, which help to provide a place for peaceful thought.