Auggie’s owls are now helping young people advance their education

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Bob Briski remains busy in his Zim area woodshop. The carver has cranked out more than 4300 little owls. They are in honor of his late grandson, Augustus Feth, who died at childbirth.

“The first owls went out July 15, 2020,” Briski recalled.

The owls are all over the world now.

Birders take them from a little box at Auggie’s Bogwalk, which is part of the Sax-Zim Bog birding area.

They leave donations. And that money has lead to a scholarship fund in Augustus’ name.

“It was super exciting to get the ball rolling,” shared Taylor Feth, Auggie’s mom. “We opened it up to apprenticeships and the military, as far as options for after high school.”

They gave out the first scholarship this past spring, to a young woman from Cherry.

And they can’t wait to see who applies next.

It’s a way a little boy can help others achieve their dreams. “He’ll never be forgotten,” Briski added.

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We featured Bob as a Real Ranger back in 2021!