Ms. Dey's 2nd Grade Class at Five Points Elementary made headlines with their campaign to name a dog park after Springboro Schools' graduate Logan Turner ('08). Last week, Springboro City Council decided to name the area set aside for dogs at Hazel Woods Park “Logan’s Bark Park.”
The park naming was prompted by a letter-writing campaign by Geri Dey’s second-grade class at Five Points Elementary. Turner grew up in Springboro and graduated from Springboro High School in 2008. “I’ve known Logan since he was in second grade. Our boys grew up together,” Dey said. “He loved dogs. I considered Logan to be my third child.” Dey added. “Logan is not going to be forgotten.”
Dey’s students wrote letters and illustrated renderings of the park sent to the city council to convince them to name the park on Lower Springboro Road after Turner. “One reason is because it would bring people and dogs together,” a handful of the students wrote in their letters. The second-graders developed the project beyond the park-naming campaign. “We decided we are writing a book. We named it Logan’s Bark Park,” Dey said.