Sunday, October 27, 2013

Windham Primary's first new playground nears completion - By Michelle Libby

One of the two new playground pods being constructed at the Windham Primary School A-house playground has been “basically completed,” according to organizer Michelle Jordan. Since last spring Jordan has been working diligently to raise money to contribute to the playground structures that needed to replace the over 20-year-old equipment in place now.

“We completed our community build for the playground this weekend. We had 38 volunteers throughout the day help to finish the play pod. To date, we have raised $33,000 with plans underway for the next events,” Jordan said. 

There will be a grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony, she said. 

The second part of the project, another playground pod will be added during the summer. The old one will remain in place through the end of the school year. 

The plans also call for more play areas. “In addition to baseball field, a grass playing field, they still need to be funded through the school board. The hope is that all the work will be done next summer,” Jordan said.
The playground was purchased through Miracle Playground Systems. More funds are needed to complete the project, said Jordan. On November 15, there will be a family pasta dinner for $5 per person. “It’s for families to come out, have dinner and raise more funds for the playground,” she added. 

The only part left before the children can play there is spreading woodchips, which arrived on Wednesday.

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