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Teen paints snack bar for Eagle Scout project
Michael Decker’s Eagle Scout project involved repainting the East Union High football stadium snack bar. - photo by HIME ROMERO
The snack bar at East Union High’s Dino Cunial Stadium is looking a lot spiffier today thanks to Michael Decker.

The 17-year-old East Union senior tackled the snack bar painting this past summer as his Eagle Scout community service project.

The project entailed 200 hours split almost evenly between himself in terms of planning, securing donations, and set up and the 10 volunteers who stepped up to help him do the job.

Decker was steered toward the snack bar painting by East Union High Principal John Alba who also helped serve as an advisor. Funds were donated by the Sunrise Kiwanis, Manteca Junior Women’s Club and his grandparents George and Barbara Delano.

Decker is involved in the East Union journalism class. He also throws discus and competes in the shot put for the Lancers track team.

The son of Bryon and Christine Decker is a member of Troop 432.

Decker said his Scouting experience has allowed him to “try new things and to go places I’d never would have gotten to go.”

He has wouldn’t hesitate recommending Scouting to any young boy.

“It’s fun and you’ll get to do a lot of different things,” he said. “It prepares you (for the future) and gives you something that can help you on a resume.”