Posted: Jan 14, 2013 9:35 PM by Mike Manzoni -- email@example.com
Updated: Jan 15, 2013 10:24 AM
PREMONT -- When Eagle Scout Nico Recio was looking out the window of his mother's salon a couple summers ago, he saw something that worried him - the sidewalks at the center of town were not wheelchair-accessible.
"I noticed that the people on wheelchairs going through town were in the middle of the street," Recio, 17, said.
Recio met with city and county leaders who approved his project to smooth out several sidewalk edges and create ramps. The project, which required nearly 20 Eagle Scouts, took almost a year to complete.
The sidewalk ramps mean a lot for Premont resident Clay Adams who was hit by a car while riding his wheelchair on the street. "There was cars against the curb. I got over as close to them as I could, and next thing I know I wake up in the hospital."
For his part, Recio has been nominated for the Glenn A. and Melinda W. Adams National Eagle Scout Service Award, a prize worth $5,000.
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