First was a reconditioning of the dog park by Mike Ames. Second, actually concurrently, was putting hand painted tiles into a frame and attaching them to the wall in the snack bar at Marna O'Brien park lead by Riley Olson.
There were a ton of pictures taken by many different people, you may have seen some if you're part of the Wildomar Facebook page. I made a short slideshow of the pictures I took.
I asked Mike some questions about the project.
WR: Who were the key members of your team, the ones you relied upon the most?
MA: Key members of my team were Doug Ames, Stewart Moore, Lori Olson, Riley Olson and Brandon Benline.
WR: Did any unforseen obstacles come up that made the project more difficult?
If so, how did you surmount them?
MA: Yes I did have unforeseen obstacles. Which were large amounts of concrete on the end of the poles for the dog toys. We had a small work day and removed the the concrete. (see video for some pics of it)
MA: I would tell them that it is very hard, but if you have the right people helping you out, it is easier.
WR: Were there any "life lessons" that you took away from the experience?
MA: Just because you are the one in charge doesn't mean you know everything. You should always take advice from others, even when you think you are right.
WR: Lastly, can you describe the sense of accomplishment that completing an Eagle Project has given you?
MA: The project may be done but the paper work is still coming, so the sense of accomplishment has not set in as of now.
—☻—I had similar questions out to Riley, but I think the dog ate my email or something because I didn't get it before press time. D'oh!
|Riley Olson in front of the tile project on the parks reopening day.|