Comparable to the Boy Scout's Eagle Scout Award, the Gold Award is about making a long-lasting impact on the community. I have chosen the Lilly Weston House for my Gold Award project. I increased awareness about it by educating the public on the history of the home, steps that are being made to restore it and how people can become involved through this website and Westlake's Fall Festival. On December 4th, 2017, I was awarded this award and Mayor Clough proclaimed December 10, 2017 as "Carolyn Bedell Day" in the City of Westlake. This website is one of the many lasting artifacts that will be around long after the completion of my Gold Award. By visiting this site, you are truly becoming a part of history!
Update Feburary 5th, 2018:
Carolyn Bedell has been awarded Distinguished Finalist/Runner's-Up in the State of Ohio for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for this project and her commitment to the Westlake Historical Society and the Lilly Weston Committee. She also qualified for the President's Volunteer Service Award for all of the hours she has dedicated to serving her community.
You can learn more about these accomplishments in the links below.