Local Teen Builds Deck for Bangor Seniors 

The folks at Ross Manor have a Bangor teenager to thank for a new deck at their facility.18 year old Jennifer Leach got the idea for the deck while volunteering at the Bangor senior citizens facility two years ago. She says some residents wanted to spend more time outside.So, Jennifer started planning the deck to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award. That’s the highest award given to girl scouts ages 14 to 18.She recruited the help of several local businesses and volunteers, and spent dozens of hours getting the work done.Monday, residents and Jennifer gathered to celebrate. “It’s awesome. It’s hard to even describe coming back here. It wasn’t even finished and they were already putting flowers up on the deck, and it was great to see they were so excited to use something that I had been so excited for for a couple years now.”American Concrete, Aubuchon Hardware, Crescent Lumber and Lane Construction all contributed to the project.Jennifer was also presented with the Gold Award at the ceremony.