Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois


Shimkus Recognizes Local Boy Scout

Sep 11, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) entered a statement into the permanent Congressional Record recognizing the exemplary community service of Donnie McMaster of Westville, Illinois. 

A candidate for Eagle Scout in Boy Scout in Troop 234, Donnie worked hard to improve the lives of our local veterans at Cannon Place, an apartment for formerly homeless veterans and their families. 

"Donnie expanded the entertainment opportunities of the residents by building four cornhole sets, a board game set, and a horseshoe pit," Shimkus said. "He also added stepping stone walkways, set in mulch and bordered with logs, as well as fixed two flower beds." 

"This young man's dedication and hard work means that today some of our veterans can spend time  outside with their families enjoying the games and landscaping he provided," Shimkus added. "I want to acknowledge the efforts of Donnie McMaster to bring joy to our nation's veterans and congratulate him on completing his Eagle Scout Project."

The full entry in the congressional record can be found HERE.