Farmington Hills Scout rehabs garden at C.A.R.E.S.

Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market

Earlier this month, Farmington High alum and Boy Scout Jake Dunn celebrated the completion of an Eagle project at the church in which both he and his mother were baptized.

The former Servant Church of Saint Alexander on Shiawassee in Farmington Hills is now the home of C.A.R.E.S. of Farmington Hills, a one-stop service center for people in need. With the help of friends, Dunn spent two months building a tiered garden around a flag pole on the 10-acre property.

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“It took a lot of planning to design the project,” he said at a ceremonial raising of a new flag donated by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home. “We had to take off all the top layer of soil and put in all new mulch.”

Fundraising included donations from friends and family, a bottle and can drive, and a scrap metal drive. In addition, Dunn said, Christensen’s Plant Center in Plymouth gave him a great deal on the flowers.

A team of Scouts also built a sturdy bench for the garden.

Jake’s parents are Mike and Julie Dunn. He will attend Ohio Technical College this fall, where he’ll study diesel technology.

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