(Scout may get more funding for his project.)….The project is an Imperial Valley Veteran’s Memorial Monument.
Joaquin Villegas chose the Monument as his Eagle Scout Project. He made a presentation on the Project to the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors at their last meeting. This week, the Board will decide how much they want to contribute to the Project. Villegas has said he expects it to cost close to $100,000. At last report, he had raised over half of that amount. Villegas told the IID Board he they would not break ground on the project until the full amount was in the bank. Donations have come in from several sources, including the City of Imperial and the County. The plan is to construct the Monument at the entrance of the County Airport, off Highway 86.