CHESHIRE, Mass. — Cheshire School opened its new playground with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.
The Cheshire Parent/Teacher Group under its President Karen Isbell has been fundraising for several years to be able to replace the old wooden play structures with a new rubber-coated steel structure that is much more durable and will last for many years to come.
Michelle Whitney, the PTG treasurer, spearheaded the drive to raise the funds and organize the work parties of school and community volunteers to assist the playground company to put in all of the parts and make it a safe and fun environment for our students and the children of the community.
Several local contractors donated their time and materials to provide a professional installation. The many people were thanked with a display of banners and signs made by the students under the guidance of their teachers and staff members.
The fundraising was done over two years with the larger section of the playground completed last summer and the smaller section to complete it this past summer.
Adams Community Bank and the Cheshire Police Department were significant contributors to the funding. Whitney, Isbell and Selectmen Chairman Paul Astorino cut the ribbon.
The children are having a blast playing at recess, Isbell said.
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