The last we left you with this story was when Megan (Not Michelle..was my fault) Tucker was busy in the shop being mentored by Don Moore an expert Blacksmith, creator, maker on her senior project. She wanted to give back to the library with a landscape sculpture that would stand the test of time. We got to see her learning the wonderful art of welding and bring a vision to life.
Now some months later we get to revisit her planting her legacy into concrete aside the new Salmon Public Library. When assisted by mentors (to which we have so many in this community) our youth not only gets the opportunity to learn a potential trade or skill, but it empowers them outside the family that they can do it, they can engage with world ahead. We’re so fortunate that so many senior projects help our community in different ways and we’re blessed to have had Megan choose us at the Salmon Public Library to create for.
Let’s continue to give our youth opportunities not just when they are seniors but as they grow to build, make, create, fail, and be encouraged by that whole process. Seeing a vision like Megan’s be reality is exactly the type of journey one needs to know it’s possible. From paper to dirt, it happened for her. Thank you to Don Moore for being a pat of this process. Thanks to Megan for selecting us. Thank you to all who supported this project along the way.
For more on “Making” & “Creating” and what something like this could do for our community, check out the Library’s vision of a Makerspace leveraging the very experienced mentors like Don Moore we have for youth and families of all ages here: