Jason Gardiner is a member of Boy Scout Troop 57 from East Hampton, Connecticut. He recently earned his Eagle Scout status after the completion of a trail signage project along the East Hampton portion of the Air Line Trail. Jason worked for many months on the creation of four historical signs and his hard work will benefit the community for years to come.
The Air Line Trail is a hiking and cycling trail that begins in the northeast corner of Connecticut where the state borders Massachusetts and extends to East Hampton in the heart of the state. Jason grew up using the trail without ever knowing the history, which helped him develop the goals for his Eagle Scout Project.
“The purpose of my Eagle Scout Project was to spread the rich history of the local Air Line Trail. The signs were designed to inform and educate the members of the community. Through this project, I hope to learn a lot about my town and spread this knowledge to others.” —Jason Gardiner, Eagle Scout
As part of the project, Jason raised money to fund the design and production of the historical signs. After digging deep into the history of East Hampton, immersing himself in the public library archives, and talking to historians, Jason worked with designer Cheryl Gioielli on the text and layout of the panels. Cheryl’s long-standing relationship with Pannier made the material selection easy.
“I have used Pannier for Fiberglass Embedded signs over the last several years and have found the product to be excellent and long-lasting. Customer service has always been helpful in answering any questions, as well as providing quotes for a variety of custom sign solutions. The art and production experts are experienced and knowledgeable and the hard copy proofs always match the finished product.” —Cheryl Gioielli, Graphic Designer, Gioielli Design
Pannier’s Fiberglass Embedded panels and Single Pedestal exhibit bases were perfect to achieve Jason’s goal of communicating history through high-quality, durable signage. The Single Pedestal design is a beautiful addition to the trail and the panel material creates a vibrant and approachable display of information.
Throughout this endeavor, Jason not only earned his Eagle Scout status but gained hands-on experience of producing the historical signs from concept to completion. Cheryl Gioielli submitted a photo taken by Pam Gardiner of the sign installation to Pannier’s 2021 Photo Contest. With the help of community support and pride, it won the Grand Prize—fantastic job to all involved!
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