Jackson Davis with Loomis Mayor Brain Baker after presentation of plaque for Eagle Project refurbishing library patio.

Jackson Davis with Loomis Mayor Brain Baker after presentation of plaque for Eagle Project refurbishing library patio.

Jackson Davis of Loomis Boy Scout Troop 12 was honored by the Loomis Town Council on October 11, 2016 for his Eagle Scout Project, which involved a complete renovation of the garden patio outside the Loomis Library Community Room.

First built to honor the Loomis Women’s Club in 1982, the patio garden had been let go in recent years, used only for storage. Jackson saw the need, outlined a plan, and gained approvals for his project from scout leaders, the Loomis City Manager, and the Friends of the Loomis Library.

The plan involved clearing, power washing, replanting, and construction of two beautiful new wooden benches. Jackson coordinated with local businesses for donations and discounts, as well as obtaining help from family and other scouts to complete the project. He turned the neglected area back into its original purpose — a beautiful place for people to read, meet, and enjoy an outside secret garden of the Library.

Scout Jackson Davis is just one of a small army of volunteers who are gradually reopening the Loomis Library, after its closing by Placer County in July. In anticipation of passing Measures F and G on the November ballot to fund and staff the Library, volunteers have already reopened the Community Room for public use, and are preparing the children’s collection for reopening by the end of October.