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Civic-minded teens build raised bed for disabled

THE LEOS YOUTH club recently built and installed a half-dozen raised garden beds for elderly and/or physically challenged residents of city apartments and the John Graham Shelter. The Vergennes-area youngsters got help from parent builders and donations from landscaping companies and Women of Wisdom. Pictured, left to right, are Leo McKenzie Flint, Leo Scout Jacobson, Leo mentor/parent Eric Jacobson, Leo mentor/parent Chris Clair, Leo Ben Hargett, Leo Wilder Jacobson, Summit Properties Manager Carly Lehrer. Leos Collin Clair and Megan Mentzer also worked on the project. Photo courtesy of Cookie Steponaitis

The latest project for the Vergennes Leos club, a civic-minded youth group sponsored by the Vergennes Lions Club, will help aging and/or disabled city residents more easily pursue their passion for gardening, and it’s also teaching carpentry skills to club members. 

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