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Anchor Project

Anchor Your Legacy - Donate Today

Tom Wrigley (Author)  Thomas Wrigley Jr. (Editor)

The voyage began when Behlen Mfg. Co. agreed to set sail for a new adventure which began in September 2016. It's interesting to note "setting sail" would actually involve dropping anchor close to home at Columbus High School. And with that idea, Behlen Mfg. Co. set off on a journey in search for just the right anchor. Tackle, in Los Angeles CA possessed the anchor that would soon become known for not only providing inspiration for our Columbus High School students, but would serve to anchor the Columbus community as a whole. 
BMC Transportation Partners in Progress went to work. They arranged for the pick-up of this anchor and delivery to Behlen Mfg. Co. The anchor reached safe harbors at Behlen Mfg. Co. on October 17, 2016 weighing 38,000 pounds. The sandblasting was extensive; 5 layers of paint needed to be removed to get to the anchor's steel surface. As luck would have it, May 5, 1949 was found embossed on the anchor surface for the origination of this treasure. 
Now onto Duo-Lift Manufacturing for painting of the anchor! The architects, DLR, went to work and presented a "vision" that included mounting this anchor in front of the new high school. The idea took root and Platte Valley Precast provided a solid foundation for the new anchor and the community symbolism it brought forth. 
On February 14, 2017, the anchor made the 1 mile trip, via police escort, to Columbus High School. The anchor was gently lifted and carefully positioned on its new "home" in from of the High School, by Duo-Lift Manufacturing. This community effort started as an idea and now it welcomes everyone that visits Columbus High School - Anchored in Pride! 
Special thanks to Behlen Mfg. Co., Duo-Lift Manufacturing, Platte Valley Precast, and DLR. 

If you would like to be part of this unique project, contact Kim Kwapnioski at or 402-649-5308

Links, Benches, Bricks

Help us promote Columbus High School and ANCHOR opportunities for our students! Monies raised from this project will help with scholarships, dual credit classes, classroom grants and provide many opportunities for students. 

LINK YOUR SUPPORT to CPS Foundation by giving $10,000.00. Receive 1 of 20 Links showcasing family name or business

PURCHASE A BENCH for $2,500.00.

BUILDING OUR WALL OF BRICKS for $100.00 per brick.

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