On Jan. 14, Dante A. Pezzolesi was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a brunch held in his honor at Groton Inn & Suites.
Waterford Troop 36 Leaders, Boy Scouts of America Officials and First Selectman Dan Steward were in attendance to acknowledge this outstanding achievement. Ceremony blessing was officiated by Rev. Claudine Crooks of Groton's Poquonnock Bridge Baptist Church.
Dante is a 2011 Waterford High School graduate, a member of both the Jordan Firehouse and East Lyme Police Youth Cadet Program. Dante is currently enrolled in Three Rivers Community College pursuing a degree in Small Business and Entrepreneurial Studies.
Eagle Project Work Site: New London Community Meal Center, 12 Montauk Avenue, New London, CT 06320
Eagle Project Overview: procuring, assembling and installing food storage shelves and painting the administrative area of the center.
Interested volunteers should contact the NLCMC at 860-444-7745. They are always in need of people to help serve guests, roll silverware, wash dishes, work in the kitchen, clean tables and remove trash.