Colonial Tree Planting MemorialThe Three Fires Council recognized the tradition of Scouting, the generous support from Colonial Café’s Anderson family, and honored their grandfather-Distinguished Eagle Scout, the late Joe K. Anderson by planting a tree. The Maple tree was planted as a living legacy in the Centennial Cove as a way to acknowledge the Anderson family for their continued support.  Fred Norris Sr., former St. Charles Mayor, lead the group in dedicating the tree in the Three Fires Council’s Centennial Cove located at the Norris Service Center on September 10, 2012, the day after Grandparents’ Day. VIEW PHOTOS

Colonial Café and Ice Cream understands tradition, as a fourth generation business that began in 1901 by Simon Anderson. Scouting has also been a tradition of the Anderson family. Joe K. Anderson, the current owners’ father and grandfather, became an Eagle Scout in 1932. Joe was an assistant Scoutmaster in 1937, received the Silver Beaver Award in 1987 for his service to youth in the community, and received the National Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 1988. “For generations, the Anderson family and Colonial Café have been supporting the work of Scouting and our communities as a whole,” stated Matt Ackerman, Scout Executive for the Three Fires Council, BSA. “This is a fitting tribute to recognize the multiple generations and their involvement in Scouting.”