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Eagle Scout Tyler Moody installs butterfly garden at Jennie B. Richmond nursing home in Springville

HANG EM HIGH — Tyler Moody and his father, Bart Moody, set up one of the umbrella’s Tyler had purchased for the nursing home.

SPRINGVILLE — Tyler Moody presented his Eagle Scout project, which included the construction of a butterfly garden in the Jennie B. Nursing Home courtyard, to Nils Gunnersen, CEO of the hospital; Roberta Murray, director of nursing, and Tracy Rolfe, activities director, on Aug. 9.

For his Eagle Scout project, Moody raised $1,700, which he used to put in the butterfly garden, replace the lumber in the other flower beds, paint the fence surrounding the courtyard and put in a fountain that operates on a timer. Moody said that he even had money left over, which he used to purchase umbrellas for the nursing home’s tables.

SHOW AND TELL — Moody shows Nils Gunnersen, CEO of the hospital, some of the planning that went into his project.

Ethan Waterman advised Moody on which plants would be best, for the butterfly garden, based on how much shade the courtyard would get and which flowers would attract butterflies.

“He spent hours with Tyler,” said Kate Moody, Tyler Moody’s mother, “discussing what should go into the garden. He donated a lot of his time.”

On June 15, Tyler Moody, with other volunteers from his Boy Scout chapter, started to put in the new gardens. The project took 216 hours to complete.

AS PRETTY AS A FLOWER — Scoutmaster Dave Jones, Nils Gunnersen, Tyler Moody, Bart Moody, Roberta Murray, director of nursing and Tracy Rolfe, activities director, stand behind the butterfly garden Tyler Moody installed. Photos by Nicole Hebdon.

“I felt good that I did something nice,” said Moody. “I think the residents will be happy here.”

“They took an area that was dismal and made it beautiful,” said Marilyn Werner, director of community development at the hospital and nursing home. “It’s great for the residents.”

To receive his Eagle Scout award, Moody had to earn 11 merit badges and 10 elective badges. He also has to write an essay about his Eagle Scout project and have a board review the project, which Moody said that he plans to do in the near future.

The following donors contributed to Moody’s project: A&O Ventures, Amy Schmitt-Kingston DDS, B&B Homes, Beatty Brass Co, McDonalds, Brian Fischer, the Broomfield family, Bruce and Tillie Moody, CCB, CH2MHill, B&W West Valley, Cheap Chollies, Chiropractic Care, Concord Crest Golf Course, Concord Land Realty, Concord Veterinary Center, Cooper Planning Group, Dr. Scott Nachbar, Gernatt Asphalt, Gramco, Grover and Elizabeth Riefler, John Zerfas, Klahn Builders, Michael Benson, Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, Software Inventors, Springville Door & Window, Springville Eye Care, Springville Therapeutic Massage, TNT Sound Systems, Wendel’s Poultry Farm, Willey Well Drilling and The Williams’ family.


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