Dedication held for new flag poles, landscaping at Woodmore

Tammy Walro

        A dedication ceremony was held Oct. 4 for new flag poles, pavers and landscaping installed around the front of the Woodmore High School building.
        Woodmore junior Dylan Selhorst, who is part of Troop 314, installed a circular patio around the flag poles and then a ring of shrubs and pavers that connect the flag poles to encompass the Woodmore sign in front of the school, as part of his Eagle Scout Project.
        The flag pole project was made possible by previous contributions and donations by the Class of 1969 in commemoration of their 50th class reunion.
        School officials described Sen. Sherrod Brown’s donation of an American flag that flew above the U.S. Capitol, and Rep. Steven Arndt’s donation of an Ohio flag that flew above the Ohio Statehouse as “the cherry on top” of the project.
        Dylan thanked Woodmore Principal Noland Wickard and staff members Don Goldsby, school maintenance supervisor, and former guidance counselor Andrew Hemminger for helping to coordinate the project with the class of 1969.
        He also thanked Kelly O'Connor and North Branch Nursery for helping him select plants and attentive customer service, and Jim Benedict, of Northwestern Masonry in Fremont, for helping to choose the pavers and block.
        “A big thank you to Dylan’s Uncle Mark Selhorst, who happens to work for the block manufacturer (Oberfields),” said Vicki Selhorst, Dylan’s mom. “We couldn't have made such a perfect paver circle without his direction and good humor.
        “We picked a very hot day to install the landscaping and outer pavers,” she said. “Woodville Mayor Rich Harman saved the day by bringing tools and his expertise to the project.”
        Dylan credited the individuals who donated their time and labor to help with the project, including Dalton Selhorst, Trent Selhorst, Nathan Sedlmeier, Caleb O'Connor, Travis Diehl, Weston Angel, Colton Guyrus, Colby Pendleton, Tony and Marty Repka, Kelly O’Connor and Rich Harman.
        Dylan said he owes the biggest thank-you to his dad, David, for being with him on this scouting journey since he was 6 years old, noting his dad has been a Cub Scout leader, is now the committee chair and has suffered through zero-degree camping trips, back country treks and more than one scout camp to help Troop 314 and his sons.


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