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Volunteers help future Eagle Scout spruce up Windsor Locks cemetery

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A team of volunteers is helping a future Eagle Scout spruce up a cemetery in Windsor Locks.

Adam Kredar, a Boy Scout, sought to better the baby section of St. Mary cemetery.

"My grandmother reminded me it’s a project Father O’Grady wanted to do for years," Kredar said.

The project became the foundation of Kredar's Eagle Scout project.

"You basically need to plan and execute a community service project where you are taking on more [of] a leadership role than actually doing the work on the project,” he explained.

He said he's been at it for weeks.

"Some time ago, they lifted up flat stones, now bushes,” said Rev. Robert O'Grady, St. Mary Cemetery.

O'Grady said he was overwhelmed by the kind gesture of Kredar.

"It was definitely in need for landscaping," O'Grady said.

All summer, whenever Kredar found gardening goods that could be used, he brought them.

"We wanted to do two things," he said. "Make the place look a little better and make it known that this is an area of the cemetery especially because of the kids and to block off the maintenance shed. And we didn't really like that you had the kids buried here by the maintenance shed.”

The project wrapped up over the weekend, according to Kredar. Eyewitness News learned that a family with a child buried in the cemetery will be sending a "thank you" letter.

"It made me feel really good that someone from that far away could see what we're doing and especially a family of someone that was here was happy that we were working on the project," Kredar said.

Kredar's family said he should receive his Eagle Scout award by October.

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