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Landscape architect Ron Cutlip, right, speaks with a member of Boy Scout Troop 101 at a March meeting on the Blowing Rock School Playground Rejuvenation Project. The troop will be volunteering many hours of labor to the project this summer. Photo by Jeff Eason



Originally published: 2014-04-21 16:15:57
Last modified: 2014-04-21 16:16:42

Playground project receives $25,000 donation

The Blowing Rock School Rejuvenation Project took a big swing on the financial monkey bars this week. An as-of-yet unnamed donor has stepped in to give the project $25,000 to help it begin Phase I of the playground facelift.

The rejuvenation project, undertaken by the Blowing Rock School Parent Teacher Organization, also gained $2,500 through the sale of raffle tickets for a 1931 Ford Model A Roadster during the Blue Ridge Wine and Food Festival. Raffle tickets are $100 per ticket and the raffle for the classic vehicle will take place during Blowing Rock School’s annual Spring Fling, scheduled for Saturday, May 24 at the school.

Phase I of the playground rejuvenation project entails expanding the existing picnic shelter.

Phase II of the project involves demolition of older playground equipment and the installation of new playground equipment and rubberized surfacing.

Phase III of the project entails the construction of an amphitheater/outdoor classroom area.

Outdoor architect Ron Cutlip designed the new playground.

The Blowing Rocket will have more details on this story as it develops.
 
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