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Washington Elementary School is in need of a new playground


Quincy, IL (WGEM)-- Parents and teachers at Washington Elementary are asking for the community's help to build a new playground.

The current playground is over 20 years old and is showing wear. PTA president, Theresa Owens, says some of the current pieces could give kids splinters and kids that are handicapped or have disabilities can't really get to the equipment.

Due to the district wide budget crunch, the school can't help out with any new purchases.

"Our 50/50 is involving our parents and the community. And it's not in the school budget to do a new play ground for us. And so we're reaching out to the community and asking for help," said Theresa Owens, the PTA president.

Owners said this new playground wouldn't just benefit the students at Washington Elementary.

"It would not only be children from Washington School, it's also for the neighborhood kids. They come after school and play and all through the summer they play on the playgrounds," said Owens.

They hope to raise at least 30 thousand dollars by the end of the school year.

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