Following months of work by South Lakewood Elementary staff, students, the PTA and parents, the school celebrated the unveiling of its new playground on Nov. 17.
The school received a $110,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) as part of its School Yard Initiative program to make improvements to the playground. The cost for the project will be about $300,000.
"This was a community effort, and the thing about volunteering is it so often inspires others to do the same," said Tina Klismith, a member of the PTA and leader of the project. "You might think serving others is work, but it's not when you see the reactions."
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