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West High School Welding Students Fabricate Flowers For Sunderbruch Park

Giant black-eyed Susans blossomed at Davenport’s Sunderbruch Park with the help of Davenport West High School’s welding students and a prospective Eagle Scout.  The students fabricated and painted the flowers over several months. Leading to the park’s hiking trails, they were installed last week.  Thomas Schreiner, the prospective Eagle Scout and a welding student, said class members each put in about 30 hours into the six giant bouquets. Each piece has three flowers and stands about 7 feet tall.  The idea came from black-eyed Susans that stand at the Family Museum in Bettendorf.