Eagle should 'fly' with new with new Red Cross sign

Christopher Goggans started out to help the Blount County Chapter of the American Red Cross with a new brick and wood sign in front of their chapter house.

Christopher, 1460 Hillvale Rd., chose building a sign for the Red Cross for his Eagle Scout project. He coordinated and built a new sign for the chapter house on Church Avenue that now proudly marks the headquarters.

Now, however, the Blount County Red Cross has moved to a new location. Christopher’s sign will end up serving two masters. The brick part of the sign will stay at the old Blount County Library/Red Cross building for the new owners to use. The wooden part of the sign that proclaims American Red Cross will move to the new location at Triangle Park just off Robert C. Jackson Drive.

The project was the Leadership Service part of the Eagle requirement for Christopher. Not only did he have to coordinate the volunteers to help build the sign, he was responsible for getting donations - both in-kind and monetary - to pay for the

Christopher dropped by Blount Today with a sincere desire to thank those who had helped him make this last part of his Eagle journey possible. There is still some reporting and paperwork to do, but Christopher says he believes the Eagle designation will soon be something he can wear with pride.

With his sincere attitude and above reproach manners, Christopher asked, "If I could just thank all those who helped, that would be such a great thing - not just for this project, but for the guys who will be doing other Eagle projects to come."
So, from Christopher, and Blount Today - Thank you to the following who helped Christopher gets his Eagle and the Red Cross get a brand new sign.

  • ALCOA, Inc.
  • Anderson Lumber Company
  • Bill Wade, Scoutmaster Troop 442
  • Boyd’s Sports and More
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Dr. Chris Milne, Project Advisor
  • Creative Stone and Brick
  • Donna Bacon, Master Gardener
  • Fletcher Architects
  • Food City, Alcoa
  • Mike Frizzell
  • General Shale Products Corporation
  • The Home Depot
  • Jim McMichael Signs
  • Mr. Gatti’s Pizza
  • Office Depot
  • Out of Eden Garden Center
  • Papa Johns’ Pizza
  • Patrick Weeks
  • Rinker Materials
  • Sequatchie Concrete
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Scouts, Scouters and families from Boy Scout Troop 442

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