As part of a much bigger effort to improve the quality of life for local residents and visitors to the Friendly City, four more permanent lounge chairs have been installed on a lawn near Wheeling's waterfront.
The recent installation of the additional deluxe polyvinyl chairs on the lawn between WesBanco Arena and Heritage Port was the result of a collaborative effort of a donor, a local Boy Scout, city employees and R. "Scat" Scatterday, manager and project engineer for Rails to Trails for the City of Wheeling.
Lane Fledderus, a Boy Scout with Troop 6 of Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church in Wheeling, helped install the concrete pads for the chairs as part of his Eagle Scout project, along with his parents Tom Fledderus and Jane Kryston, as well and his Scout Master Tony Peace.
Photo by Scott McCloskey
Two visitors to Wheeling’s waterfront area take advantage of a couple of the new lounge chairs that overlook the Ohio River.
Scatterday said several benches have also been installed at different locations along the Heritage Trail in Ohio County, including some near Pike Island. He said the installation of chairs and benches along the trail is all part of a much bigger effort to add to the quality of life for local residents and visitors to the city.
Scatterday said while the idea to add chairs and benches along the trail and near the waterfront was initially an idea he presented to city officials, it was the monetary donations from others, the volunteer work of local Boy Scouts, and efforts of city workers who all made it possible.
Local scout Lane Fledderus said the installation of the concrete pads for the chairs was all part of an Eagle Scout project he was working toward that included several community service projects.
He said with the help of his father and several volunteers from Troop 6, they installed the concrete pads within a few days.
"It makes me feel great to help the community," said Fledderus.