(10-6-20) A stained glass creation of Anthony Shanes log cabin has been donated to the Shanes Crossing Historical Society by Bob Blackwell. The actual log cabin is located at Shanes Park in Rockford, Ohio
This is the 2nd stained glass art that has been donated to the historical society. The first piece was raffled off to benefit the Rockford Bicentennial and the Carey, Bill, and Benny Scholarship fund.
The local connection –
Bob met Carey Fosnaugh of Willshire in Vietnam in 1969. Carey was killed in action in January of 1970 in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Bob made a vow that when he came back from his service, he would look up Careys friends and family in rural Ohio. Bob met Carol (Miller) Fosnaugh and they eventually got married.
Bob and Carol currently reside in North Carolina, but return to the area frequently to visit family and friends. Bob calls this creation his Covid Creation as he began the piece when the virus shutdowns occurred in the early spring.
Bob has made several stained glass pieces in the North Carolina area where he and his wife live. Sometimes you can find his artwork for sale in his local area crafts shops. All proceeds for the stained glass creations benefit the Carey, Bill, and Benny Scholarship Fund.