Eagle Scout Chase Harper and fellow scouts from Groton’s Troop 3 of the Boy Scouts of America moved from fund raising to construction last week, erecting two flagpoles that will be dedicated during Memorial Day ceremonies.
“I’m putting up two flag poles in Sawyer Common (Hollis and Martin’s Pond Roads) here in Groton. Those flag poles will be holding all the service flags of the armed services. The parks commissioner, Don Black, had a plan where there was a line between the poles and all the flags would hang right over the middle of the park,” Conklin said.
The two poles cost about $1500, Conklin said. So far, he has collected $1300 in donations and from fund raising car washes. He said people wishing to donate to the effort may call him at (978) 448-8210 or e-mail at [email protected].