The 211 members of the Wapakoneta High School Class of 2011 were encouraged to reach for their dreams and no matter where they end up to never forget where they came from.
â€śI encourage you to remember where youâ€™ve been no matter where youâ€™re heading,â€ť Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education President Willie Sammetinger said.
His was a message that was echoed by several speakers during commencement exercises Saturday morning in the Wapakoneta High School gymnasium.
Graduates also were encouraged several times to make a difference.
A warm day brought out many for the Roots and Shoots Garden Clubâ€™s Wapakoneta Garden Tour.
On Sunday, five private gardens and one public garden were available for touring, along with receiving tips and helpful gardening hints from local gardeners. The proceeds from the tour go to the Roots and Shoots Garden Club to help fund their city projects that they do for the Wapakoneta area.
â€śItâ€™s been busy,â€ť Roots and Shoots Garden Club member Michele Bishop said on Sunday. â€śPeople are coming out, and itâ€™s nice for the club.â€ť