An Eagle Scout gave back to the community, helping construct a sitting area and patio outside Platte City’s Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic.
Spencer Fisher of Platte City received his Eagle Scout Merit Badge last week, and he participated in a dedication ceremony held Saturday, Sept. 23 on a bright, sunny day. Rudy Klopher, VA director, used the opportunity to announce the clinic will be taking appointments five days a week — a practice started Monday, Sept. 25.
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (Missouri Chapter 4-8), former Platte City mayor Dave Brooks and owner of Running Horse Ranch and Home Rick Clark were also in attendance after helping with the project.
Fisher, son of Jay and Stephanie Fisher, received a letter of commendation from Platte City mayor Frank Offutt at the event. The new Eagle Scout, who will be honored with an official ceremony early next year, helped construct a stone-laid patio and sitting wall along with a wooden bench the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association donated.
A plaque on the bench reads: “For all those who have served, those currently serving and those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom.”
Fisher is a 10-year member of Boy Scout Troop 351 and constructed the bench that is now sitting next to the clinic located on Higgins Road. Brooks and Clark worked to bring the VA clinic to Platte City — a facility officially opened in October of 2015.
Previously, the clinic was only open two days a week.
Veterans in the area of Platte City, Smithville and Barry Road will be able to visit and take care of their needs at the clinic in Platte City rather than go to a hospital. To make an appointment, contact (800) 952-8387.