Saturday, January 6, 2018
Middletown, NY – If you noticed how spruced up Goshen Historic Track was for its 107th racing season last year, a great deal of thanks for that goes to Boy Scout Alex Kerstanski and members of Troop 62. Under Alex’s leadership, the boys repaired a lot of the deteriorating signage and landmarks in early June. He called it the “Goshen Historic Track Entrance Facelift“. It was more than that. Many tasks were accomplished, from replacing the winner’s circle signs, installing approximately 100 feet of picket fencing, replacing a cedar shake roof on the kiosk stand and installing two wooden benches. Fencing posts were scraped down and repainted. The ambitious project was a part of Alex’s Eagle Project. However, as far back as he can remember, the Scout recalls how enchanted he was with the historic track. His grandparents would always take him over for to visit the horses and “Mr. John”, head of the custodial staff, would give him rides on the water truck around the track.
We are pleased to report that Alex was recently promoted to Eagle Scout for his efforts. At a beautiful ceremony hosted by the Middletown Elks’s Lodge, the Eagle Scout Court of Honor inducted Alex and three other boys, including Michael Griffin, Matthew Warth and Kevin Bowen.