The final touches of the brand-new firehouse at Woodcrest Fire Department is in their final stages. Inmates from the Logan County Jail assisted the department by laying down over 11,000 square feet of sod.
On Wednesday, trustees put down several palettes of bermuda grass on the property grounds. The inmates were assisted with Lt. Mark Bruning of the Guthrie Police Department, who also serves as a Woodcrest volunteer firefighter.
“Their (inmates) work saved the tax payers money, saved the department time and they did a great service to the community by helping with landscaping improvements to a public service entity,” Woodcrest Fire Chief Luke Young said.
Young boasted about their work ethic.
“They were polite, respectful and also grateful for the opportunity to come out and do the work,” Young added.
Everyone enjoyed breakfast and a barbecue lunch.
“One even stated the lunch was better than Christmas morning. I felt they at least earned a great meal for their efforts,” Young said.
The fire department will hold a grand opening event on Sunday, November 18 beginning at 2 p.m.