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Project Playground nears its financial goal

Final fundraiser will showcase performances from local bands

The campaign to raise funds to rebuild Glenmont Elementary School’s playground   began last summer. The final fundraising event is planned for Sunday, April 27, at Swifty’s Restaurant and Pub.

The campaign to raise funds to rebuild Glenmont Elementary School’s playground began last summer. The final fundraising event is planned for Sunday, April 27, at Swifty’s Restaurant and Pub. Photo by Marcy Velte.

— “We’re so glad the end is in sight,” said Sharf. “A tremendous amount of money was raised, and we are so proud.”

The final concert event at Swifty’s will showcase performances from local bands Grainbelt, The Acres and Katsura Duo.

Paula Labarge, the coordinator of the concert event, said her husband is a member of The Acres. The band was formed by a group of dads who live within Colonial Acres in Glenmont. All of the bands have members who are parents of Bethlehem students.

The concert was originally going to be held in the fall but was postponed because of timing. It eventually grew into a much larger event.

“There’s only a few thousand left to raise, so we are hopeful this will be it,” said Labarge, who thanked Dave Swift for use of the space.

The concert will be held on Sunday, April 27, from 1 to 5 p.m at Swifty’s. Cost of admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. The admission price includes one drink per person. There will also be buckets in place for those who wish to donate extra funds.

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