New place to play at Sharon Center

Sharon Center School PTO President Sarah Coon, left, Principal Karen Manning, center, and former PTO President Marilyn Yerks explored the new playground. Photo by Asher Pavel

SHARON — Several years ago the Sharon Center School (SCS) PTO and school officials realized the existing wood playground equipment had to be replaced. Made of pressure-treated wood, it was splintering and infested with wood-boring bees.

The PTO undertook responsibility for raising funds for a new $65,000 playground. Through community support, fundraisers and several grants, the PTO accumulated $35,000. At that point, knowing the old equipment was no longer safe for students, the PTO decided to split the project into two phases. The $35,000 in hand was used to complete Phase One.

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