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July 8, 2015

SAHD resident and Eagle Scout candidate extraordinaire, Vance Holub, has approached our friends at The Friends of the Santa Fe Trail with his proposal to install a rest area under the East Grand Bridge as his official Eagle Scout Project. He is requesting donations to fund a slab, benches, a picnic table, a trashcan, and a water fountain. He is on his way to raising $10,000 for the project. But he needs our help to reach his goal. If you could donate to this worthwhile endeavor, Vance, the Trail and the entire community woul appreciate any amount you can share. Vance's appeal to the community is below the photo, it includes details on where and how to send donations.

Or, to make it even easier, donate directly through Vance's Go Fund Me Page at:

Let's help this deserving young scout knock it out of the park!

Hello users of Santa Fe Trail!

I am Vance Holub, a Scout from BSA Troop 42 and a junior at Jesuit College Prep, and I want to improve the Santa Fe Trail as a part of my Eagle Scout project. As an avid user of the trail, I have noticed that it lacks frequent water fountains and benches. I want to change that. Under the East Grand Bridge, I would like to install 2 benches, a trashcan, and a water fountain. During the summer especially, this location would provide a shady spot to rest and escape from the heat. These installments would be durable and long lasting, serving the community for many years to come.

However, the benches, water fountain, and trashcan are very expensive. In total, the materials and installation would cost a little less than $20,000. The generous organization Friends of Santa Fe Trail has offered to match my donations, meaning that I need to raise around $10,000 in order to put in everything that I want. Please help me meet my goal. 

The benches and trashcan will be installed in July or August, but the water fountain would be installed beginning in August or later.

If you would rather write a check to donate, please make it out to "The Friends of Santa Fe Trail" and for "Rest Stop-Vance Holub." Checks are preferred because GoFundMe takes a small percentage of the donations when we remove funds. Also, all donors who send a check will recieve a tax write off from the FoSFT in the mail. Please send checks to:
The Friends of Santa Fe Trail 
Boy Scout Rest Stop - Vance
7324 Gaston Rd. #124-179
Dallas, TX 75214