To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Nokomis School totem pole, Medford Lakes third-grade Girl Scout Troop 20116 donated troop funds to refurbish the totem pole. The troop met with Mrs. Wiker, fifth-grade teacher at Neeta School, to learn the history of the totem pole. Mrs. Wiker’s brother, Bobby Barrall, along with his friend and caregiver, Dennis Delany, created the 50-foot totem pole back in 2007.
Along with the totem pole, Bobby and Dennis also carved wooden animals in the woodworking shop at Christopher’s Mill. The kindergarten Daisy Troop was gifted a box of these wooden animals from Bobby’s sister, Cynthia Sosnowski, which the members of both troops painted and kept as a keepsake.