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Residents using the Algoma Township Sports Park have a new horse shoe pit to use, thanks to Boy Scout Matthew Albano.

Scout Matthew Albano kneels in front of horseshoe pit.

When Albano, of Algoma Township, wanted to become an Eagle Scout, he researched the requirements and found some ideas for leadership projects. Because his family frequently uses the Algoma Sports Park in Algoma Township, he contacted the township and offered to do a project there, which they gladly accepted. After reviewing the township’s Park Master Plan, it was suggested he install horseshoe pits that have not yet been completed at the park.

“Horseshoe pits will give township residents, mainly families, another thing to enjoy when they visit the park,” said Albano. “It already has baseball diamonds, soccer fields, a paved .64 mile walking trail and a playground.”

After approval from the township and his Boy Scout Board, Matthew created his project, drew up the site plan, and held work sessions for his fellow scouts, family and friends. He received donations for materials and supplies from area businesses, and the remaining funding came from the township’s Parks & Recreation Budget.

“I’m glad I was able to help Algoma Township put a project in the park they really wanted and it was something I wanted to do,” said Albano.

He is a Boy Scout with the 264 Unit, Eagle Spirit District.

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