AVON — Children in the Village of Avon are doing all they can to help fund the new Avon Community Playground Project that is set to be built at the Avon Driving Park this summer.
Students from St. Agnes School and the Avon Primary School have been hard at work trying to raise funds for a new playground and have indeed been successful raising a combined total of $865.88.
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“The children who go to school in the Village of Avon are very excited about the prospect of having a new playground at the Avon Driving Park, said Cindy Zhe, Fundraising Coordinator. “They know it will take a lot of money and everyone’s help to make the dream a reality, and they are helping to make the playground happen.”
According to a press release, the children at St. Agnes paid $1.00 on October 22 to not wear their uniform to school that day. This “Dress Down Day” raised $98.61 and healthy choices awareness during their Red Ribbon Week activities.
Children at the Avon Primary School spent a week in September collecting “Pennies for the Playground”. The students participated in a Kick-Off Assembly where they learned about the plans for the playground and were encouraged to earn their pennies, not just ask their families for the money.
According to Zhe, one creative team of students, Danielle Raynor and Gretta Petterson, sold cider from a little red wagon in their neighborhood to earn pennies. The end result of the hard work totaled $757.72.
“People want to help, there is a lot of interest in the community, people really want to see this happen,” said Zhe.
Donations can be sent to the Avon Village Hall, 74 Genesee Street, Avon.
“The children in Avon know that they will be the ones to play on this playground and they all want to help,” said Zhe. “They are giving from what they have and from what they can do, they are giving from their hearts.”
For more information about the Avon Community Playground please visit, www.avoncommunityplayground.com.