WAPAKONETA — The Ohio Department of Transportation District 7 would like to recognize The Wapakoneta High School Octagon Club for more than two decades of service with the Adopt-A-Highway program.
The group picks up litter along a stretch of SR 198 in Auglaize County.
Former club advisor Terry Blosser and the late Linda Blosser signed the group up in the Adopt-A-Highway program to make a positive impact through community service. Club officers monitor road conditions and schedule pick-ups as needed. Prior to the pick-up, safety procedures are discussed and the club breaks into small groups to pick up litter along the route. About 20 students take part in each pick up and gather 20 to 30 bags of trash. They always take a group photo with the bags they collected to commemorate their success.
“Highway clean-up has been a favorite service project for the students who always turn out in large numbers,” said Co-Advisor Jackie Martell. “This activity is rewarding work for the students that makes an impact not only for the community, but in their lives because they are forever committed to keeping trash in its place.”
ODOT, District 7 expresses its sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Wapakoneta High School Octagon Club for their commitment and dedication. Their appreciation also goes to all of the Adopt-A-Highway volunteers who have maintained their adopted roadsides.
Groups interested in adopting a highway may find information about the program on District 7’s website, https://goo.gl/Y9TmRe. Groups may also contact District 7’s Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator Joyce Wolfe at [email protected] or (937) 497-6801.