With the help of Pasadena City Councilman Gene Masuda and other invited guests, the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena cut the ribbon on its newly re-landscaped front entrance—the result of a year-long labor of love by former Club member Kendall Bryant.
Kendall, 16 and a junior at Maranatha High School, planned and implemented the beautification project as part of his effort to attain the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to designing and overseeing the re-landscaping at the Club’s Slavik branch, the Pasadena resident also saw that all the materials used in the project—from succulent trees and shrubs, to gravel, rocks and boulders, to decorative planters—were donated.
Kendall, who became a Boys & Girls Club member in 2007, said he wanted to give back to the Club by staging a project that would leave a lasting impression on members and visitors.
Councilmember Masuda, whose district includes the Club’s Slavik branch and a former member of its Board of Directors, presented a certificate of recognition to Kendall, as did District Representative Adam Carter on behalf of State Senator Carol Liu. Other guests included Kendall’s parents, his scout leader, representatives from the Pasadena Police Departmen,t and members of the current Boys & Girls Club’s Board of Directors.