Playground equipment project popular at elementary school

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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We did it

Sherry Lagunas, Natalia Lagunas, Kylee Pitman, Missy Westman and Erik Westman recently celebrated the completion of the school equipment project started 11 years ago. The project, behind Parkview Elementary School, earned instant popularity at the school. Color Fun Run committee members not available for the photo are Anders Westman, Kyndall Petersen, Charli Hazelbaker, Jerad Kruger and Janelle Handlos. J.P. Plutt photo

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Sherry Lagunas has spent 11 years on the Parkview Elementary School Parent Council. When she started, the group voted to add playground equipment. Lagunas is elated that after 11 years, the group has brought the project home.

A year ago, a Color Fun Run at Barrett Hospital, sponsored by students and members of the council, raised $12,000 for the project. A $1,000 donation from Shopko Foundation and $26,000 from the Kennedy Foundation made the dream a reality.

At right, an image from the Color Fun Run. Over 500 participants ran the course to raise funds for the playground equipment project.