To the Editor:

I would like to thank everyone in the community who supported me on my Eagle Scout project in Harrybrooke Park.

My project was to install 210 feet of rail fence at the park entrance along the river embankment. This fence provides a safety barrier for park patrons.

Harrybrooke Park is a nonprofit park, free to residents of New Milford, which does not receive any funding from our town.

My project has made it safer for children riding bikes, and people pushing strollers, etc. along the river embankment. Visitors can stop at the river bank without hesitation to enjoy a beautiful view of the water as intended by the park's benefactor, Frank Harden.

I wish to thank Bill Deak of the Board of Managers of Harrybrooke Park for being a great mentor, for helping to guide me through this project.

I want to thank Jim Williams and Charlie Dorr, both of whom are members of the Friends of Harrybrooke, as well as regular weekly volunteers at Harrybrooke Park.

My gratitude extends to Jim Ferlow and the Inland Wetland Commission.

To my dad, Ron Ridgeway, I thank you for the many hours of work for my project from start to finish to make this project a success.

I also wish to thank the following businesses which generously donated to the funding of my project:

Arthur H. Howland & Associates, P.C., Law Office of Cecilia Buck-Taylor, P.C., Frank at CARS, Brian Farrell Associates, Attorney D. Randall DiBella, Joseph Chemero, Housatonic Valley Insurance Agency, Inc., Jimmy's Barber Shop, Jo-Jo's Deli, Richard & Christine Layton and Levine Paint & Auto Supply, Inc.

The New Milford Lions Club, Marble Dale Plumbing & Heating, LLC., Modzelewski's Auto Body Works of New Milford, Inc., Richard and Suzi Pettibone, PhysEd, Phil and Marlene Pettibone and the Village Green Cleaners.

Harrybrooke Park, Dunkin' Donuts, Big Y, Tractor Supply, GoFundMe contributers Brian & Joann Gleissner of Woodbury, William and Annellen Gleissner of Brookfield, Don and Danna Condra of California, Tarynn and Tommy Loranger of Suffield, Cynthia and Michael Barry of Florida, Sharon and Kevin Renaudette of Somers, Jennifer Talbot of Massachusetts, David Lam, Linda and Alex Slater, and Ron and Janis Wohlschlaeger.

Thank you for your donations, which helped fund my project's materials for the beneficiary.

Thank you to Jim Bain, the district Eagle advancement chairman and the Harrybrooke Park Foundation.

My sincere gratitude goes to those people who gave many hours of their own time volunteering their hard labor to make this project a success.

Thank you to Boy Scout Troop 58 leaders, Scoutmaster Frank Magnante, committee chairman Bob Rella, Kerry Blanchard, Domingo Franciamore, Don McLean, John Ginn, Jay Meadows, Craig Impellizzeri, Paul Kenny, Jim Ferlow, parents and Scouts.

Kyle Ridgeway

Boy Scout Troop 58

New Milford