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Cemetery for Harford County's poor given new life for Eagle Scout project

Cemetery for Harford County's poor given new life for Eagle Scout project

A Bel Air cemetery that is the final resting place of a number of residents of the county's former almshouse has been refurbished as part of a local Boy Scout's Eagle Scout service project.

"It looked very neglected and old, and the crosses were all in really bad condition," Jacob Richardson, 16, of Bel Air, said during a visit to the Heavenly Waters Cemetery late last week.

Ten crosses, nine of them new and one original, line the edge of the Harford County-owned field off North Tollgate Road across from the Equestrian Center.

Jacob, a sophomore at C. Milton Wright High School, is a member of Troop 238, of Hickory, and he completed his Eagle project May 6...

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