Cementing the project

Craig King, Avery Taylor, Keith Triplett, Luke Triplett, Jackson Lundberg, Weston King and Josh Timbrook smooth out the concrete for the new basketball court at the Fabius Community Center as part of Boyd Triplett’s Eagle Scout project. (Contributed photo)

When Boyd Triplett started out in Cub Scouts when he was eight, he never dreamed he’d be building a basketball court 10 years later.

But that is exactly what he has done, with the help of family and friends.

The basketball court, or rather half court, is located at the Fabius Community House and was Boyd’s Eagle Scout project, a project he almost didn’t complete in time.

“The project was completed four days before I turned 18,” he said, noting Eagle Scout projects must be completed before the scout turns 18. “Where’s the fun in getting it done early.”

Doing a project for the Fabius Community House was never a question in Triplett’s mind.

“I knew I wanted to do something at the Fabius Community House because I live less than one and a half miles from there,” he said. “The 4-H club I’m in always used the Fabius Community House.”

In addition, Triplett has a close connection to the ground.

“My great-great-grandfather donated the ground to build the Fabius Community House on,” he added.

See entire story in this week's Palmyra Spectator.