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Eagle Scout Project to Benefit Summit DD Ellet Center

UPublish story by Eric Bailey

The County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) will be unveiling three, new raised garden beds for its garden club. The unveiling will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., at its Ellet Center, 2420 Wedgewood Drive in Akron. The garden beds were donated and built by Devon Pangburn as part of his Eagle Scout Service Project.

Pangburn chose this for his Eagle Service Project because he saw a need at the center for its gardening club. “We don’t have a lot of land to work with here. In the past, we have used pots and recycled tires to create our garden,” said Ellet Center Facility Manager, Drew Williams. “Devon’s Eagle Scout project will give us more room and allow more people to participate thanks to the usable space that it creates.”

Summit DD has purchased an adaptive garden sprayer that can be used by the club participants for the three raised garden beds. The adaptive equipment will make participation possible for those who are not able to lift heavy watering cans.

Summit DD operates eight work center locations across Summit County to serve residents who are eligible for adult services. A variety of programs are available through the Summit DD adult services programs including, adult day supports, vocational habilitation and an array of optional clubs and activities.

For more information about Center-Based Adult Services, please visit

The County of Summit Developmental Disabilities Board is a levy-funded agency that provides services to more than 4,000 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Summit County. It is the organization’s mission to offer a lifetime of services and supports to eligible individuals and families that enable people with developmental disabilities to work, live and learn as equal citizens in their communities. More information regarding the agency is available online at

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