A favorite quote of Bryan Shelly inspired the planting of an oak tree at the time he would have graduated from Marcellus High School. We planted this tree during our morning worship on June 6, 2010. Here is the quote by Peter Marshall:
"When we long for life without difficulties,
remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds
and diamonds are made under pressure"
The people of Romence Gardens, Portage, aided Kim Henritzy, Bryan's mother, and friends Martha Miller and Jo Beachy as they tearfully selected this oak tree.