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Gazebo Project Sees Slow Progress
This past weekend saw the beginning of the fulfillment of a months-long project to build a gazebo in Jacob Myers Park. Prospective Eagle Scout Jeffrey Von Essen met and worked with Friends of Jacob Myers Park member Scott McRitchie to position sections of the gazebo wall. The work was done in preparation for marking and drilling anchor bolts for the entire structure.

The project began this past summer, when Von Essen approached the Friends of Jacob Myers Park organization and the City of Riverbank about the possibility of doing something in the park as his Eagle Scout project. The Friends had been looking for the opportunity to add a gazebo to the long list of park features, said McRitchie. The group agreed to contribute to the effort and bought the materials, a kit, with Von Essen organizing the volunteer labor - which typically includes fellow scouts - to help get the work done. The concrete foundation was set on Dec. 7, but consistent rain has slowed work both before and after the foundation was poured. Saturday, Jan. 5, the actual construction was begun, but the need to allow 24 hours for the epoxy anchors to set led to another rain delay on Sunday.

Crews were able to continue efforts on Monday, with additional work on walls and the roof of the structure, though no final date has been set yet for completion.