Indian Lake Middle School students are honoring a long history of service to the district with their latest Door of Encouragement.
This year the ILMS Student Council designed a door in memory of retired long-time bus driver Earl Martz, who passed away in January after complications from lung cancer. They unveiled the creation as a surprise to Martz’s daughter, Kim Glock, a secretary in the middle school office. Her daughter, Mandy Oppy, was also on hand for the unveiling.
Glock said, “He drove thousands of students over the years. Of all the jobs he ever had, he enjoyed driving bus the most. He would have really loved this!”
The door features pictures of Martz from his decades of driving and some favorite stories from his fellow bus drivers. It will be on display from March 26th to April 22nd in downtown Bellefontaine as part of the Logan County Cancer Society’s Doors of Encouragement fundraiser. It will then go to auction on April 26th at 6 pm at the Logan County Fairgrounds to support the Logan County Cancer Society.
In the past, Indian Lake Middle School clubs have created Doors of Encouragement for educator Jean Newmeyer and educator Diana Brunner.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.