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Billy Schmitt sits on an example of one of the benches he is building for St. Anne Catholic Church in Somerset for his Eagle Scout project. Schmitt is a member of Boy Scout Troop 144 and St. Anne Parish. The tables will provide seating for church and school activities that take place outdoors. Schmitt said he plans to paint the picnic tables white when they are finished.

Teen builds benches for Eagle Scout status

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Members of St. Anne's church in Somerset, Wis. will be able to sit down on Boy Scout Billy Schmitt's efforts to attain Eagle Scout status. Schmitt 's project is building picnic benches.


Seventeen-year-old Billy Schmitt (Somerset) is using his Eagle Scout project to fill a need he saw at his church.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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