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Edward Critikos does Eagle Scout project at Pardee Hospital

Edward Critikos, a 16-year old junior at Hendersonville High School has been very busy the past few weeks making the grounds of Pardee pretty. He is a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 628 based out of First Baptist Church in Hendersonville. “I started with the Cub Scouts in first grade. It has been a long journey,” says Edward. Edward is working on becoming an Eagle Scout. He has 19 merit badges to date and only needs two more to receive this honor. After volunteering on Pardee’s orthopedic unit last summer Edward felt like he could spruce up some of the landscaping outside the unit. He spent the next five months planning a project to do just that. After many meetings with Craig Franks from Pardee Hospital's Engineering Department and Hope Reynolds, Pardee Hospital's Director of Human Resources he had a plan to landscape the outdoor corridor leading to the unit. “I really enjoyed working on the orthopedics unit. The staff and patients were all so nice. I wanted to do an Eagle Scout project that somehow gave back to them,” says Edward. Edward spent two Saturdays with six of his fellow Scouts weeding and strategically planting dozens of plants and shrubs. Pine straw was added as a final touch. If Edward’s name sounds familiar it is because he is the son of John P. Critikos II of Hendersonville Cardiology Associates. [caption id="attachment_645" align="alignleft" width="180" caption="Edward Critikos stands by his Eagle Scout project at Pardee Hospital"][/caption] Edward thanked Pardee Hospital for their support and the following vendors for donating plants and pine straw for his project; Allen Martin and Joe McCrary, Home Depot, Garden Gate Nursery, Ace Hardware and Raymond’s Nursery. -CJP

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