Alternative Energy, Inc. aids Eagle Scout Project with Solar Flagpole Light!
One enduring landmark at the entrance of the Bondsville Mill Park in East Brandywine Township, PA - is the World War II memorial to mill workers who fought in the war—is undergoing a major overhaul. Eighteen-year-old Zach Voltz is handling the project to win his Eagle Scout honors. The work involves cleaning and painting the flag pole that stands behind the memorial, installing a solar light on the pole, cutting overhanging branches and clearing underbrush, power washing the memorial and fixing the masonry, putting in a couple of picnic benches—and then providing maintenance for a full year.
As befits a capable and savvy Boy Scout, Zach tapped some useful sources to help get the job underway. He recruited Asplundh Tree Co. to volunteer a driver and truck to cut high branches, paint the pole and install the solar light.
He persuaded Bill Finch, President of East Brandywine Township-based Alternative Energy Inc., to provide the solar light, one that retails for around $700. And he persuaded “friends and neighbors” to come up with close to $1,000 in cold cash to finance the work. Collins & Aikman, then owners of the mill, built the memorial. The mill closed in the 1950s.