A group of Boy Scouts led by Lake Braddock Secondary School senior Edmund Sparrow replaced the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum's aging sign on the corner of Ox Road and Fairfax Station Road on March 24.
Sparrow volunteered to undertake the project in fulfillment of his Eagle Scout requirement to carry out a community service project that would leave a lasting value.
Sparrow is a member of Troop 50, sponsored by the Men's Club of Holy Spirit Parish in Annandale and led by scoutmaster Tim Ryder. Members of the troop, Sparrow’s family and others, including Robinson High School Shop teacher Steve Snyder, pitched in to help with the project. Snyder donated the baseboard material for the sign and carved the sign.
In addition to the replacement sign, other Troop 50 volunteers spent the day cleaning the Station grounds. In all, 55 volunteers devoted time to the efforts, 41 of them from Troop 50.
Sparrow plans to attend Virginia Tech this fall, majoring in engineering.
"We were delighted with Edmund Sparrow's choice of his Eagle Project. He and his fellow scouts and family did a wonderful job upgrading the Ox Road sign," said Joan Rogers, Fairfax Station Museum Board President.