Eat pan­cakes – build a play­ground!

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

Sun­nysideEle­men­tary will be host­ing a pan­cake breakfast this Sun­day, Novem­ber 10th, from 9:00 am to noon. All pro­ceeds from the breakfast will be put to­wards the new play­ground project: “Sun­ny­side Up!” Pan­cakes, sausages, ba­con, tea, cof­fee and fresh fruit salad will be served. The cost is $8.00 and chil­dren un­der four eat for free. Tick­ets can be pur­chased in ad­vance or at the door.

Af­ter sev­eral years of hop­ing and dream­ing for a new play­ground for Sun­ny­side Ele­men­tary, a com­mit­tee has come up with a plan for a ‘new age’, nat­u­ral play­ground that would make the most of the school’s spa­cious grounds. The project, called “Sun­ny­side UP!”, will con­vert much of the school­yard into land­scaped play ar­eas that mimic the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment us­ing trees, bushes, rocks and sand, etc., but will also keep the small soc­cer field, base­ball di­a­mond and vegetable gar­den.

The pan­cake breakfast is part of the fundrais­ing cam­paign for the over $100,000 project. Be­sides events like these, the fundrais­ing com­mit­tee will look for money from the com­mu­nity, lo­cal foun­da­tions and all lev­els of govern­ment. Project plan­ners will also be on the look­out for do­na­tions of ma­te­ri­als, top­soil and the use of a truck.

The project’s com­mit­tee is plan­ning to carry out small im­prove­ments dur­ing the school year, such as adding pic­nic ta­bles, basketball hoops and chalk­boards to the area, with the ma­jor land­scap­ing and con­struc­tion work be­ing car­ried out in the sum­mer of 2014.

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