Emi’s Place picnic shelter dedicated

Sarah Hawley

October 4, 2013

POMEROY — Community members gathered on Sunday for the dedication of a new picnic shelter at Emi’s Place near the Pomeroy Ballfields.

Meigs High School student Morgan Tucker, along with the support and help of many others, constructed the shelter as part of his Eagle Scout project.

On Sunday, Tucker thanked many of those who have helped him along the way. Tucker is the son of Larry and Wendy Tucker.

Assisting with the ribbon cutting were Ethan Mullen, grandson of Pat Mullen who assisted with the design, and David and Jamie Deem, parents of Emily Deem.

Tucker’s idea for the shelter came following a visit to the park with younger family members.

Following the ribbon cutting on Sunday, those in attendance celebrated with lunch and cake.

Emi’s Place — The Emily Grace Deem Remembrance Park, was built in 2010 following her death in Oct. 2008.

“Emi’s Place” serves as a community park to promote fellowship among friends and family. It provides a safe and fun environment for play and an atmosphere to reflect.

Events held at the park throughout the year include a live nativity in December and a walk to benefit the park, which is usually held in June.

Emily’s family organized the Emily Grace Deem Memorial Fund after Emily’s untimely death to keep her memory alive and give back to the community. More information about the fund and upcoming events can be found at