Preston Hensarling just completed his freshman year at Huntsville High School. When he isn’t at school, he can be found participating in the Boy Scouts of America program in troop #114. The teen set a goal for himself to obtain his Eagle Scout badge before his 15th birthday in June.
One of the criteria for earning this distinction is that Hensarling must complete a service project in the community. He decided to build custom benches and planter boxes for the elders at Creekside to enjoy. Preston’s grandfather and Boy Scout volunteer shared, “These handmade gifts were Preston’s idea. Preston wanted the residents to have a peaceful place to go outside to sit and enjoy the outdoors and the company of friends and family.”
“All together we put in 195 work hours to make these benches and planters. I am very pleased with the outcome,” expressed Hensarling. Jessica Godley, Human Resources at Creekside said, “This donation is a wonderful treat for our residents. They will love spending time on the benches and admiring the flowers.” Varion Walton, BSN, RN, and Director of Nursing added, “We have placed the benches in a special place and appreciate Preston’s gift to our residents.”