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By Andi Bourne

New Benches Installed Along Highway 83 Trail


Anne Beach

Elden Rammell, known to most as Papa Smurf, was the first to try out the new bench installed last week in front of the Seeley-Swan Medical Center. This is one of six benches that were installed on the trail next to Highway 83 in Seeley Lake.

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Foundation (SLCF) replaced the six wooden benches along the trail paralleling Highway 83 with steel-framed benches made of old skis. This is one of three improvements to the trail that the SLCF hopes to make in the near future.

Ryan Richards installed the wooden benches during the summer of 2003 as a part of his Eagle Scout project. The benches bore the Boy Scout motto, along with the six steps to becoming an Eagle Scout, one step on each bench through town. Once the project was completed the benches were donated to the Seeley Lake Chamber of Commerce...

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