PTA wants fun to raise funds

Community Day to raise money for Elsmere playground

The current Elsmere elementary playground.

The current Elsmere elementary playground. Photo by Marcy Velte.

— Jon Phillips, owner of Phillips Hardware, will help with the fundraising efforts at a ribbon cutting ceremony to be held on Friday, June 15, to celebrate the business’s re-opening. The event will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

“We are going to display the student’s art work of what they want the playground to look like and that weekend anyone that submits an Elsmere Playground coupon with their purchase, we will donate 20 percent of the sale to the playground,” Phillips said. The coupon can be found on the Elsmere Playground Project Facebook page.

Elsmere Community Day will include a walkathon and silent auction. An additional carnival area cost $5 per child. The entire event will be held between 2:30 and 5 p.m at Elsmere Elementary, 247 Delaware Avenue. The rain location is BC Middle School.

“The Elsmere playground is a neighborhood playground that is used by our entire community, not just Elsmere students, and is the only public playground along Delaware Avenue between Albany and the Four Corners,” said Cohen, adding the PTA needs the help of the public to reach their goal.

Donations are also being accepted online. To learn more, visit www.elsmereplayground.com.

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