Boy Scout, Jared Jaquish completed his Eagle Scout by enhancing the pride of living in the Bellbrook/Sugarcreek Township area. He created, built and erected a new the fourth Welcome to Bellbrook sign located on the corner of Upper Bellbrook and Feedwire Roads. After a couple more organizational signs are received, the sign will be completed.
“Mr. Sparks (Bellbrook Lion’s Club member) knew I was looking for an Eagle Scout project and looked me up and offered me this project,” Jaquish said. “I really learned a lot.”
Historically, the Bellbrook/Sugarcreek Township welcomed visitors to the community with four signs that represented the best clubs and organizations in the area. The sign to the North was removed years ago due to the current homeowners’ refusal to have it on their land. Therefore, the sign was taken down and never replaced. Since that time, the Lion’s Club dreamed of including the fourth sign somewhere to the North to keep the tradition of having a sign at each four corners of the community. Now, through the benefit of Jaquish’s Eagle Scout project, the Lion’s Club and the Bellbrook/Sugarcreek Township residents’ dreams come true.
Jaquish is a member of Troop 56 in Beavercreek. He and his family just moved to Sugarcreek Township. Jaquish was assisted by other troop members and volunteers to help him complete his project in a timely manner. He started in early April and completed the project prior to the Sugar Maple Festival this past weekend. The project consisted of digging the holes for the main support and removed the dirt. On April 3, the concrete was poured and the frame was set. After the concrete dried, the rest of the sign was constructed and the organizational signs were attached.
“I would like to thank organizations that donated materials. Ernst Concrete donated the concrete and that was very generous of them. Also, thank you to Sunbelt for donating the scaffolding that helped us more conveniently attach the signs to the wheel,” Jaquish said. “I especially want to thank the Bellbrook Lion’s Club. They covered all the cost of the sign, including the lumber and materials. Also, I want to thank them for giving me the opportunity to help out the community and have a really great Eagle Scout project.”
Last year, Eagle Scout, Nathaniel DeLong took upon himself to redesign the dilapidated signs and reconstruct them. He built three new welcome signs to the community, displaying new community logos and a spot to allow approved banners to be displayed announcing community events.
“Jared, I think you did a great job and thanks for all the hard work,” Mayor of Bellbrook Robert Baird said. “This is the focal point to the City and is very important.”
The Lion’s Club will be hosting their Annual Garage Sale in their meeting hall on Wilmington Pike on April 8, 9, 2015 on Wilmington Pike. Also, the Lion’s Club Festival will be held August 20, 21, 22, 2015 at the old Sugarcreek Elementary school.
For additional information regarding the Bellbrook Lion’s Club, visit their website at www.bellbrooklions.org.