Eagle Scout Builds Memorial Garden for Drowning Victim

In Blog, Community News on November 12, 2015 by Community Expert Team
Eagle Scout Builds Memorial Garden for Drowning Victim

Eagle Scout Evan Govig has built a memorial garden in honor of the 6-year-old Hunter Heyrman, who died in a drowning accident on Parley Lake last year.

According to the Sun Sailor, Govig was looking for a project for his Eagle Scout Award and thought of an outdoor garden that would also serve as a working classroom for students. After pitching it to St. Joseph’s School—Hunter’s school—and getting donations together, he got started on his plan.

“The garden is designed as a quiet place where people can stop and admire the flowers or sit and soak up the sun, and will serve as a living memorial to Hunter that will live on for years to come,” the newspaper wrote.

Govig is currently a senior at Waconia Senior High School.

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