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Join us in helping raise funds to build a playground


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jul. 07, 2017 - 5:55 AM

The summer is a good time to think about children having a safe place to play outside the school yard, and we’re asking you to take this time to help make a new safe harbor a little more inviting.

The community and city of Newnan have refurbished the Howard Warner School, transforming the historic educational institution into a community center in a part of town that needs it. The transformation was years in the making and was the dream of school alumni and neighbors.

Among others organizations, the Boys and Girls Clubs will be housed there, providing a place for children to play, study and develop.

The next project is to build a playground there. A vendor has already been selected, KaBoom! The Washington-based non-profit company has installed more than 2,000 playgrounds around the country designed to entertain and inspire children of all types of physical abilities.

The playground planned for Howard Warner costs $65,000. KaBoom and its funding sources are expected to cover about $15,000 of that. The remaining $50,000 needs to be raised locally. Some local businesses and nonprofits have begun pledging their support.

Now it’s time for individuals, clubs, churches and others to step up.

Send your check to the Coweta Foundation, P.O. Box 236, Newnan, GA 30264 or drop it by The Times-Herald during business hours. Make the check payable to the Coweta Foundation with the memo line for the Howard Warner Playground.