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Local teen organizes project to paint 200 fire hydrants

"It was really nice to know that I did a service for a community as a whole," said Garrett DeGraw.

Posted: Oct 20, 2017 6:12 PM
Updated: Oct 20, 2017 6:12 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A fire department in Veneta is honoring a teen from Eugene, for painting more than 200 fire hydrants.

Garrett DeGraw decided to help Lane Fire Authority by giving nearly all of the hydrants in Veneta a fresh coat of paint. Some of them were in desperate need of it.

DeGraw, along with family, friends and volunteers, came together to update them all.

They painted them all yellow because it's the national standard.

He says it feels rewarding to be able to help a community.

"It was really nice to know that I did a service for a community as a whole," said DeGraw.

He did this as his Eagle Project. He's a Life Scout now and completing this project helps him to reach the Eagle Scout rank.

Lane Fire Authority will be presenting him with an award for his help Wednesday night.

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