Advanced Rogers Adventist School students push for playground
COLLEGE PLACE, Wash. — A group of Rogers Adventist School advanced students are putting their skills to the test Friday to see if they can develop a playground at Fort Walla Walla Park.
Students have been fundraising, and planning the playground project for the last year and a half.
They say it gives them a chance to learn about community development, and they just want everyone to have a place to play.
“Fort Walla Walla doesn’t have a playground so we’ve talked to people of the community about this playground. We want the playground to be fun for all kids even kids with disabilities,” Advanced Studies student of Rogers Adventist School, Daenan Veverka said.
“We’ve been writing several grants and have talked to local businesses for their support. We’ve also been researching about the legality of the playground, what corporations would assist us, and where would be the perfect location to insert the playground,” Advanced Studies student of Rogers Adventist School, Carsten Wallace-Bailey said.
So far students have raised $68,000 dollars in grant money out of the needed $134,000 dollars.
If students are able to raise $12,000 dollars more by the first week of May 2017 they will qualify for another grant that will help them reach complete funding for their project.
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