Photos: Ridgefield scouts spruce up Main Street in honor of teen who died in plane crash

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Scouts cleaned up Main Street on Saturday, April 23 in honor of Ryan Adams, a Ridgefield Eagle Scout who died at 18 in a plane crash. From left to right: Dan Laub (adult leader Troop 116), Adithya Arun, and Ben Macaraeg.

Scouts cleaned up Main Street on Saturday, April 23 in honor of Ryan Adams, a Ridgefield Eagle Scout who died at 18 in a plane crash. From left to right: Dan Laub (adult leader Troop 116), Adithya Arun, and Ben Macaraeg.

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RIDGEFIELD — Armed with rakes and wheelbarrows, Boy Scouts gathered on Main Street on Saturday morning to clean up the downtown in honor of a late Eagle Scout.

The Ryan Adams Annual Cleanup Day began at 7:20 a.m. Saturday in front of Town Hall, with a brief ceremony at 7:30 a.m. where First Selectman Rudy Marconi and Ryan Adams’ parents, Mary Lou and John Adams, spoke.

Adams was a scout first in Troop 116 and then Troop 76, where he earned his Eagle Scout award. At 18, he was killed in a plane crash in 2015, shortly after beginning his freshman year in college.

Scouts cleaned up Main Street on Saturday, April 23 in honor of Ryan Adams, a Ridgefield Eagle Scout who died at 18 in a plane crash. From left to right: Nisha Sankaran, Varshitha Yanamadala, Cathryn Mills, Kristy Breslin, Eva Taleb (far back closer to Gopher ice cream) Maya Pereyra, Jordan Mooney. The scouts are in the all-girl Troop 119.

Scouts cleaned up Main Street on Saturday, April 23 in honor of Ryan Adams, a Ridgefield Eagle Scout who died at 18 in a plane crash. From left to right: Nisha Sankaran, Varshitha Yanamadala, Cathryn Mills, Kristy Breslin, Eva Taleb (far back closer to Gopher ice cream) Maya Pereyra, Jordan Mooney. The scouts are in the all-girl Troop 119.

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During the annual event, scouts in town clean out all the beds on Main Steet in Ridgefield and spread new mulch. All four scout troops in Ridgefield participated, consisting of three male troop and one all female troop.

The event was held on Rid Litter Day in Ridgefield and, and the goal was to spruce up Main Street before the Battle of Ridgefield anniversary celebrations this weekend.