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After years of saving up, two Abilene schools get new playgrounds

Published On: Apr 09 2013 05:51:09 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 06 2013 08:39:21 PM CDT
New playgrounds for Abilene elementary schools
ABILENE, Texas -

New playground equipment was installed at both Ward and Reagan elementary schools Friday and Saturday.  

Members of the Ward Elementary School parent teachers association began saving money for the school's new playground two years ago. 

The money came mostly from the PTA's fall fundraisers and Winter Carnival. The dedication ceremony will be announced at a later date. 

Administrators donated refurbished playground equipment to Reagan Elementary School.

Reagan also bought some of their own equipment that was installed Friday and Saturday. Local foundations and organizations donated more than $20,000 for the new equipment. The rest was earned by teachers, parents and students.

The new equipment was installed with the help of Dyess Air Force Base volunteers, Abilene Independent School District maintenance workers, parents, school staff and GameTime representatives. 

The ribbon cutting for Reagan Elementary School is scheduled for April 8 at 10 a.m.