Scout completes Eagle project at Mishler

Courtesy photo Altoona Community Theatre volunteers assisted Boy Scout Brennen Dugan with his Eagle Scout project at the Mishler Theatre. Shown are (from left): kneeling -- Michele Dugan, Brennen’s mother; and Bill Amrhein; second row -- Ellie Herbster; Brennen Dugan; Lynn Eisel and Karen Matteson; third row -- Joe Campbell, Shaymus Dugan, Gigi Campbell and Dee Kalbach.

An Altoona Boy Scout recently assisted a group of volunteers from Altoona Community Theatre with cleaning the “green room” and constructed mobile storage units for use in the actors’ dressing area at the Mishler Theatre, which is owned by the Blair County Arts Foundation.

The Boy Scout, Brennen Dugan, 17, has put about 250 man hours into the volunteer effort which is part of his Eagle Scout project.

Brennen is the son of Michele and Jim Dugan and is a member

of Boy Scout Troop 49 of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Altoona.

Brennen used his carpentry skills to build the wheeled units that stand about 3.5 feet high and are 2 feet wide. Each unit is divided into six sections so up to six people can use the stand to store their personal items during a show.

Brennen also assisted in a major makeover of the actors’ dressing facility two years ago when the ACT volunteers painted and renovated the eight dressing rooms and the gathering space.

Brennen worked with ACT volunteer Bill Amrhein on the project which concluded with a presentation Oct. 18.


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