For Cole Larsen, 18, woodworking has been an escape from his daily academic schedule. Now, his talent has afforded him a unique part in the dedication of the new Payson Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Larsen handmade 10 wooden coat racks for his Eagle Scout project that will be used on Sunday, June 7, to hold the jackets and other personal items of LDS Church leaders and guests involved in the temple’s dedication sessions. After dedication day, the racks will remain in the temple’s administrative offices.
“My wood shop class relaxes me and gets me away from academics," said Larsen, son of Wayne and Wendy Larsen of Santaquin. "I thought this was a pretty cool project to do."