GOMER — Alan Tyrrell, of Gomer, completed his Eagle Scout Project.
Alan is 17 years old and attends Apollo Joint Vocational School. He is the son of Alan and Beth Tyrrell.
Alan’s project was to construct a flagpole in Carmen Cemetery, which is off Old Lincoln Highway, west of Wapak Road. His project was funded by Uncle Al’s Pizza. Alan chose the cemetery because he thought it seemed a bit dull and he wanted to show respect to the fallen military who are buried there. The project was finished Oct. 12.
He was inspired to start in Scouting at a very young age. His uncle, Jeffery Alan Jones, was 16 years old and in close pursuit of attaining his Eagle Scout honor when he drowned at Sandy Point Lake. Alan’s other uncle, Craig Tone, is an Eagle Scout, and has been an inspiration to Alan as well.
Alan has been involved in Scouting for 12 years. He has earned 28 badges, and has held numerous leadership positions, including patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader and senior patrol leader.
Riverside Band Shell to receive sound system upgrade
FINDLAY — The Allen P. Dudley Band Shell in Riverside Park will be receiving a new sound system. The city of Findlay and Hancock Park District will install the new sound system in the spring, before the next concert series begins.
The Hancock Park District received a $3,000 grant from The Community Foundation. This grant, along with an additional $2,000 from The Hancock Parks Foundation, provided the needed money for the new in the sound system.
Crestview Swing Choir to sing back up to Christian Artists
CONVOY — Knight Vision, the Swing Choir of Crestview High School, has been selected to back up Christian artists Point of Grace during its Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert. Knight Vision is under the direction of Danille Hancock.
Knight Vision will be adding vocals on four selections during the concert: “Angels We Have Heard,” “Let There Be Light,” “O Holy Night” and “When Love Came Down.” Point of Grace is a two-time Grammy nominee and 10-time Dove Award winning Christian and Country vocal trio.
Tickets are limited for this event, and are available at the Niswonger box office, 419-238-6722 and online at NPACVW.org.
This concert is sponsored by WTLW and WTGN.
Elida DECA members place at district
ELIDA — The following Elida High School members placed at the District 3 DECA Fall Leadership Conference:
First place: Tyler Fay, on Marketing Test.
Second-place finishes included: Nate Cellar, Logan Frysinger and Lauren Nolan, all on the Marketing Series Gold Divison.
Third-place finishers were: Morgan Morton, public relations and a state officer qualifier; Briana Mull, Market Series Blue Division and Natasha Staup, Job Interview Blue Division.
Fourth-place finishers: Quinn Searcy, Job Interview Gold Division and Morgan Jones, Market Series White Division.
Fifth-place: Kody Ley, Marketing Series Silver Division, Erika Stoodt and Maddie Braxton, Marketing Team Blue Division.