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WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and individuals; and
WHEREAS Jacob Lapinson, a member of Boy Scout Troop 166, has attained the rank of Eagle Scout, joining an elite group of young men dedicated to serving and improving the community; and
WHEREAS for his Eagle Scout project, Jacob built shelters for a nonprofit animal rescue that provide a safe haven for feral and community cat colonies in Cherry Hill and the surrounding area; and
WHEREAS the honor of Eagle Scout is bestowed upon approximately 5 percent of all Boy Scouts annually, making it a truly prestigious achievement; and
WHEREAS the lessons learned and skills acquired while working toward the Eagle Scout rank help promising young men like Jacob to develop into leaders who will benefit our world for years to come; and
WHEREAS the Mayor and Council are proud to call Jacob one of Cherry Hill’s own, as he exemplifies the values that make our community strong.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHUCK CAHN, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden, State of New Jersey, do hereby proclaim Sunday, August 27, 2017, to be
Jacob Lapinson Day
in the Township of Cherry Hill and do urge all citizens to join with me and Council in recognizing the hard work and commitment required to become an Eagle Scout, and in congratulating Jacob and his family on this tremendous achievement.