Matthew Locandro – Eagle Project- Cabinets at St. Mary’s

Matt’s faith led him to his Eagle Project. His project selection started with plans to make a sign at a local farm, to meeting with Simsbury Free Bike to install Rails-to-Trails mile markers, to rebuilding bike racks at his elementary school, to working with St. Mary to build cabinets in a former classroom being repurposed as a Teen Lounge.This was his passion, helping youth grow in faith. Matt wanted to bring comforts he found at Valley Brook to his old classroom. Matt had been working with his friends to support St. Mary youth and the concept of building cabinets would combine Scouts with his faith. Matt will tell you his Eagle project has been the hardest thing he has done. He learned how to make a cabinet from several sheets of birch plywood while leading 11 fellow scouts who were instrumental in completing this project. Matt is extremely proud and appreciative of all the support. Matt would like to thank Mr. Mark Brady (Mark Brady Kitchens) for making this project happen as Matt would have been able to construct a cabinet without guidance. Matt thanks his family, fellow scout families, friends, & fellow parishioners who provided support. Thank you Mr. Burrows, Mr. Sornborger, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Mylander, Mr. Reichler, Andrew Mylander, Joachim & Jared Gatmaitan, Greg Peach, Joe Lepak, Nate Stockwell, Mike Doyle, Will Bonnell, Nick & Kyle Beckius, & Chris Holland for your help. Matt appreciates the support & encouragement he received from Kathleen Keating, Fr. Frank Matera, Sage DeAngelis, Chris Rechen, and Peg Mancarella. Lastly, Matt appreciates Sanford & Hawley Lumber, Simsbury Maher’s Paint, and Bill Selig Jewelers for making generous donations to support this project.