Employees and volunteers who walk the dogs in the walking trail at the new Babylon Animal Shelter will now have relief from the sun overhead. That’s because of a new shade arbor that was built by Connor Mastrandrea of Troop 398 of Lindenhurst for his Eagle Scout project. The shade arbor will also provide relief for the dogs, especially as we approach the hot summer months.
The project began with a cement pour for the footings on Friday the morning of March 29th. The next morning, Connor was able to come with his team who helped him build the shade arbor. He acted as project manager directing his team which included his dad Leonard, who served as lead carpenter and demonstrated leadership skills worthy of an Eagle Scout. By the afternoon, the project was completely installed.
Connor’s team also included his mother Julie, older brother Logan and younger brother Luke. Assisting Connor and the Mastrandrea family was fellow scout Daniel Haubenreich of Troop 398, and Daniel’s dad, Tom Haubenreich. Supervising the project was carpenter Al D’Amarro from the Town of Babylon.
Everyone worked diligently to bring the project to fruition and was thanked by the Director of the animal shelter, Chris Elton for a job well done.
L-R: Connor Mastrandrea, Leonard Mastrandrea, Luke Mastrandrea, Julie Mastrandrea and Logan Mastrandrea. Back Row: Tom Haubenreich, Daniel Haubenreich, Al D’Amarro and Chris Elton.