Schmidt earns Eagle Scout ranking
Dustin Jacob Schmidt, member of Boy Scout Troop 314, under the leadership of Scoutmaster Keil Whitcum, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout – the highest rank in Scouting. The troop is sponsored by the Elmore Kiwanis.
An Eagle Court of Honor will be held Aug. 17 to recognize Schmidt’s accomplishment.
To attain Eagle Scout ranking, a Scout must meet a number of designated requirements. Throughout his years of Scouting, Schmidt earned 39 merit badges and has held the office of Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Troop Guide and Den Chief. He was also called to the Order of the Arrow – Scouting’s National Honor Society.
For his Eagle Project, Schmidt chose to renovate the kitchen of the Elmore Community Center. He received donations from family, friends and a number of local businesses, and coordinated the troop’s work on the renovation.
Schmidt will be a junior at Woodmore High School. He plays percussion in the band and is the Key Club treasurer. The son of Doug and Jenny Schmidt, he is the grandson of Dave and Sue Smith and the late Dennis and Nancy Schmidt.
Ironwood Neighborhood Festival
The Ironwood Neighborhood Festival will be held Aug. 23 and 24 in the 1200 block of Ironwood, in front of the Edgar Holmes Park.
Area families, including former residents who have roots in the Ironwood area, are invited. A special invitation has been extended to all former Classy Steppers. Families who lived on Ironwood are encouraged to set up their picnics in front of the homes in which they lived.
The festival schedule includes a meet-and-greet and music in the park from 6-9 p.m. The celebration will kick off Saturday with an opening ceremony at noon, and then continue all day.
For more information, Rev. Hutchens at 567-322-3152 or Mary Wilson at 419-309-4021.