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New feeders for deGreeff Hospice House

Ruth Southards, Patient Care Coordinator for Hospice, and soon-to-be Eagle Scout Zach Miller pose with one of 18 new bird feeders Zach crafted for St. Anthony’s deGreeff Hospice House as his Eagle Scout project.

Ruth Southards, Patient Care Coordinator for Hospice, and soon-to-be Eagle Scout Zach Miller pose with one of 18 new bird feeders Zach crafted for St. Anthony’s deGreeff Hospice House as his Eagle Scout project.

Birdwatching is one of the simple pleasures enjoyed by the patients, their families and visitors at the Fern and Russell F. de Greeff Hospice House.

To attract feathered friends, some 18 bird feeders are nestled around the home. Recently, though, the feeders became old and weathered, and were falling apart.  And that’s when Zach Miller came in with his Eagle Scout project to save the day.

Zach, 17, is a senior at Windsor High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 450 based at the Knights of Columbus in Arnold. He spent 250 hours constructing the new bird houses and  another four hours setting up the houses at deGreeff on Aug. 31.  He even went a step further and made a donation for bird seed. He also contacted the Missouri Conservation Commission to donate books for the patients.

Thank you Zach!! Read more about Zach’s service project and St. Anthony’s Hospice program.

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