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New place to play at Sharon Center

asherp@lakevillejournal.com
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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