DOWDY FIREPLUGS GET THE EAGLE EYE

jackhayesmontage1. Scout Jack Hayes, who organized the hydrant-painting effort. 2. Ryan Jacobs, 15, left and Myles Donohue, 16, of Boy Scout Troop 67 at work on Shrewsbury Avenue. 3. The hydrant location list Hayes complied for volunteer painters. 4. Charlie Hayes (Jack’s uncle), left and Boy Scout Sam Catoaski, 12, on West Front Street. (Click to enlarge)

Fifty-five Red Bank fire hydrants got a fresh, high-gloss coat of red paint Saturday.

The brushwork was done by nearly two dozen volunteers enlisted and directed by Jack Hayes, a 17-year-old Fair Haven resident who made the one-day repainting campaign task his leadership test in his bid to win Eagle Scout designation in the Boy Scouts.

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