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Townsend elementary school receives new playground equipment

Posted: 6:40 PM, Aug 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-08 20:40:33-04

Wednesday night, about 27 volunteers helped put up new playground equipment at the Elementary School in Townsend.

The school decided to raise $300,000 for the brand-new play equipment after children had begun losing play days due to flooding.

Funds were raised thanks to generous donations from local businesses and grant money.

Organizations like Wal-Mart, the Tracy Foundation, Blue-Cross-Blue-Shield and the Land Wildlife and Conservation Fund all contributed to the new playground.

The equipment will be all set up by noon this Satuday, August 10. Currently, they are searching for helping hands to aid finishing the project.

Stacey Sommer, Helena’s Playable Playground Manager, told MTN, “Absolutely, it's here for everybody to play--not just for the school kids, so come down after hours and take advantage of it. It should be up and ready to go by next Friday once the concrete sets and we'll be ready to play.”