Community completes Eagle Scout's project after his death - WKRN News 2

Community completes Eagle Scout's project after his death


Dickson County residents came together Saturday to finish what one teen started before he passed away from a tragic swimming pool accident.

Caleb Holman, 17, died earlier this year, just months away from beginning work on his Eagle Scout service project.

Caleb wanted to build benches at Veterans Park in White Bluff.

Saturday, dozens of volunteers stepped up to make Caleb's dream come true, in his honor.

Caleb's dad, Mike, was grateful for all the volunteers that showed up to help out.

"For the groups to come out and come together, the Boy Scouts that helped coordinate to finish it, all the friends and family… we got people from church here that were close to Caleb and say, 'Hey, we want to help finish it,'" Mike Holman said. "So for us, it helps give us a little bit more closure."

Caleb's family says he came up with the project after spending a lot of time at the park with his friends and realizing there was no place to sit.

Before his death, Caleb had already drawn up the plans.

Many members of his troop participated in the project.

"Hopefully, he would be happy with the way we finished this up," said troop member David Easley. "I mean, we've tried to put our best efforts in this. We've spent multiple weekends getting this ready and hopefully we have finished what he would've liked to have seen."

In addition to the benches, volunteers helped spruce up the landscaping and picked up trash.

Caleb became an organ donor just a few months before the accident.

His family hopes his story encourages others to do the same thing.

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