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Len Lastinger PTO needs help building playground

The PTO has been working on getting a new playground structure for two years now (Source: WALB) The PTO has been working on getting a new playground structure for two years now (Source: WALB)
Debby Monfort, Jill Roberts, and Sharon Dixon (Source: WALB Debby Monfort, Jill Roberts, and Sharon Dixon (Source: WALB
The PTO hopes to have the new playground built this fall (Source: WALB) The PTO hopes to have the new playground built this fall (Source: WALB)
The community will also get to use the new playground space (Source: WALB) The community will also get to use the new playground space (Source: WALB)
Len Lastinger Primary School (Source: WALB) Len Lastinger Primary School (Source: WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

A Tifton primary school is getting a new playground, but needs volunteers to help build it.

Len Lastinger Primary School received $20,000 to build a new play area for its students.

The school’s PTO, faculty, and students applied for the grant and made a video over the summer which resulted in them winning money for a new playground.

Right now, the PTO is in the planning process. Part of the project will include new technology. Students and teachers will be able to download an app which interacts with the playground to provide different activities.

"You’re not just doing the traditional slide and swing, but really working together and have a fun time at recess," PTO Board Member Debby Monfort said.

But once the equipment arrives, the PTO is going to need some help from the community.

"This is not just a Len Lastinger playground, this is for the community. School playgrounds are open to the community after school hours, so our entire community will benefit from this playground," PTO President Jill Roberts.

They need around 120 volunteers to help remove old equipment and put in new structures.

"We’re extremely excited. We’re excited for our children and for our community. It’s just a great experience of everyone coming together and the power of teamwork," PTO Board Member Sharon Dixon said.

If you can’t physically help, the PTO said they need all kinds of support like donations of tools, building materials, and food for the volunteers.

The school doesn’t have an official build day yet, but they say it will happen in the fall.

If you’re interested in helping, you’re asked to call the school at 229-387-2420.

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