Clarkston student helps restore historic Leonard landmark, earns Eagle Scout badge – Michigan News

Clarkston student helps restore historic Leonard landmark, earns Eagle Scout badge –  Michigan News


A Clarkston High School student was recognized by officials from the village of Leonard for his work on a historic landmark.

Charley Osmun planned, designed and organized the construction of steps into the main level of the Leonard Mill, and will earn his Eagle Scout badge for his efforts.

The Leonard Mill property was acquired with a Department of Natural Resources grant in 2014, and volunteers have been working to restore the building and grounds.

Osmun, 15, worked with his Scout Troop 377 to raise money for the materials, the construction, delivery and on-site erection of the steps.


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“The stairs were planned for maximum flexibility,” Osmun said. “They are very heavy but can be disassembled for removal when needed.”

Village President Michael McDonald said the stairs are a much-needed part of restoration efforts at the mill.

“The stairs are very sturdy and were sorely needed. We may use them during the Strawberry Festival this year just to give the public a peek into the former mill,” he said.

The Leonard Mill is a historic preservation and economic development project that is a collaboration between Oakland County and the village of Leonard.

More information is available at leonardmill.com.

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