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Oswego County BOCES construction technology students team with Little League

The Louisville Slugger name has become synonymous with baseball, but in the Port City another name is recognized for its wood-crafted contributions to the sport: Oswego County BOCES Career and Technical Education.

Oswego County BOCES construction technology students recently built several picnic tables, which were donated to Oswego Little League. From left are students Cody Hohm, Ty Kranz, instructor Craig Mahon, and students Kevien Abbott and Jackson Truong.
Oswego County BOCES construction technology students recently built several picnic tables, which were donated to Oswego Little League. From left are students Cody Hohm, Ty Kranz, instructor Craig Mahon, and students Kevien Abbott and Jackson Truong.

That distinction comes as a result of a recent collaboration among students in Craig Mahon’s construction technology class at BOCES, Oswego Little League and Burke’s Lumber.

Using wood delivered by Burke’s, the construction technology students followed plans to create seven new picnic tables.

Six of the tables will be placed in the Little League baseball complex surrounding the recently built concession stand near Fort Ontario.

The remaining table has been placed on the Oswego County BOCES campus.

According to Mahon, the students worked well as a team to complete the project.

They spent two weeks cutting, sanding, nailing and putting the finishing touches on the tables before everything was completed.

This is one of the first projects completed by the construction technology class from their new classroom and workshop on the BOCES campus, which continues to transform as part of a campus-wide renovation project.