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An Orcutt Boy Scout, who is also a RHS student, wants to make sure the written word stays well and alive in northwest Santa Maria.

Joseph Andrade’s Eagle Scout Project hopes to raise $3,800 to place a library inside the Harvest Community Center, 619 N. Railroad Avenue. The proposed library will provide literature in the languages of English, Spanish and Mixteco.

Andrade’s project needs donations to make his dream of helping others a reality. Needed: Books (ages 3 to 13), book cases, paint, supplies, wall pictures, rugs, bean bags, puzzles, games and tables and chairs.

“I just want to do my part to promote literacy in the Santa Maria Valley,’’ said Andrade, who is a member of Orcutt Troop 95. “Reading is the key to a better future. Good deeds are just cool.’’

Harvest was chosen because it’s a small non-profit that’s dedicated to addressing community issues including hunger, homelessness and promoting education, Andrade said.

All donations are tax deductible.

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