Levi Frey, 7, gives a thumbs up while pretend-driving a bulldozer at the Engineerâ€™s office open house on Sunday. (Staff photo/Brittany Powell)
Two county facilities opened their doors to the public on Sunday — the Auglaize County Engineer and Dog Warden — giving tours and showing off equipment during their open houses.
Auglaize County Engineer Doug Reinhart said this is the first open house he has hosted since 30 years ago, when he started his position as engineer.
“I like to show the taxpayers the equipment they’ve got, and, in about another week or two, this equipment will be out on projects,” Reinhart said.
Springtime is also the start of construction projects, and Reinhart said this was the last chance to see a complete show of the facility until next winter. He said he wanted the children in the community to get a chance to learn about and climb on the equipment used for road, bridge and drainage work.
“We have 350 miles of roads, 400 bridges, 300 miles of drainage ditches, so it takes this type of equipment to perform all the work we do,” Reinhart said.
For more on the open houses, see the Monday, March 24 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.