The Bethelfields development off Handsmill Highway near Lake Wylie has a new addition – a box full of books for sharing.
For his Eagle Scout project, Tony Daniels, with the help of his Bethelfields’ neighbors, friends and Troop 37, created a 25-by-3 stone paver pathway, an 11-by-4 stone paver patio, a 10-foot stone and wood bench, and a Free Little Library at the corner of Ivy Creek Ford and Fallowbrook Forest at the bus stop.
The Free Little Library concept is “take a book, return a book,” according to littlefreelibrary.org.
Daniels’ goal for the project was to benefit the school and his community by providing a safe place for the children and parents to wait for the school bus. He also is the South Carolina winner for the Sun Shade contest, so the bench is nestled between large crepe myrtles for shade.
Quentin Carswell, general manager of Papa John’s Pizza in Lake Wylie, personally delivered a donation of pizza, brownies and soda to the crew.
“We are here for the community, and we enjoy giving back,” he said.
Other contributions were made by Lowe’s, Home Depot, Walmart, Food Lion, and a CVS employee who supplied water and ice for the seven-day project.