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Park entrance planned as Eagle project

July 23, 2014

Alex Stinebaugh, of Wapakoneta Boy Scout Troop 14, is planning a sign and flagpole feature as an Eagle Scout project for the entranceway to Breakfast Optimist Park on Water Street. (Graphic provided)

Just as one Eagle Scout project — Travis Rohrbach’s Wapak Dog Park — is wrapping up, another appears on the horizon.

Alex Stinebaugh, from Wapakoneta Boy Scout Troop 14, is planning a sign and flagpole feature to adorn the entranceway to Breakfast Optimist Park on Water Street.

Stinebaugh said he begin planning the project a few months ago and has some seed money thanks to a small endowment left by his grandmather especially designated for the project.

“She passed away recently and was a veteran, so she wanted to help,” Stinebaugh said.

Still, Stinebaugh will be planning fundraiser to help with the project’s cost, which he estimates to be about $3,000.

“We’ll have a pulled-pork dinner,” Stinebaugh said, adding that details have yet to be worked out.

The plan includes two brick pillars flanking a sign for the park and a flagpole at the apex of the triangle. The project will be lit so the flag will not have to be raised or lowered each day.

Stinebaugh, 16, estimates the project will take two months to complete.

Although he has created a preliminary design, he said that may change depending on how the rules for signage apply to the project.

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