2017-11-09 / Community

Eagle service projects at Owen-Gage completed

By John Bonke
Staff Writer • jbonke@mihomepaper.com


Pictured here is the new look to the press box as a result of an Eagle Scout service project completed at Owendale-Gagetown Area Schools. Pictured here is the new look to the press box as a result of an Eagle Scout service project completed at Owendale-Gagetown Area Schools. OWENDALE - Thanks to a couple of boy scouts, Owendale-Gagetown has a more visible presence.

Boyd and Clay Evans, who are twins and Owen-Gage freshmen, selected their school for their Eagle service projects. The two have been actively involved in Boy Scouts since the second grade. They are members of Troop 500, which is a STEM-based Boy Scout Troop based out of Cass City.

Boyd said he chose Owen-Gage as the recipient of his project because he’s very proud of his school and wanted to show he supports it.

Boyd said Owen-Gage had no visual representation when approaching the school from the east until clear down to the west end of the property in front of the gym.

Boyd wanted there to be a sign showing “who we are and to promote school pride in the community.” So, he chose a spirit sign for the press box, which is at the east end of the property for his Eagle project. Boyd and his work crew logged 269 hours to complete this project.


Pictured here is the new scoreboard at Owendale-Gagetown Area Schools thanks to a recent Eagle Scout service project. 
Photos by John Bonke Pictured here is the new scoreboard at Owendale-Gagetown Area Schools thanks to a recent Eagle Scout service project. Photos by John Bonke Clay said he’s also proud of his school and he wanted to leave his mark on the school.

His work included replacing the football scoreboard. The previous one had been there for several decades - from about the 1970s from best recollections - and was in ill repair and difficult to run and maintain.

So, Clay decided to make his Eagle project to replace it. He and his work crew logged 188 hours to complete this project.

Owen-Gage Superintendent Terri Falkenberg said the community service projects included fundraising, working on, and providing leadership to see the project to completion.

“Both of these projects show their school pride to the community and we are thrilled they dedicated them to the Owendale-Gagetown Area Schools,” said Falkenberg.

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