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Child Care Center Going Whole Hog On Playground Renovation

Posted 4/3/2014

By Jackie Nelson

Hesston Child Care Center has gone whole hog with improvements to the center’s tricycle path.  The annual Pig Roast will be held Saturday, April 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Whitestone Mennonite Church to help offset the cost of the upgrades and help continue the improvements.

“The path is finished. We would like to re-work part of the east playground, create a pergola for shade where we had to take out a tree and have a new project for the area on the south side of our duplex annex,” she said.

Judy Friesen, Director of the Center, said children are already enjoying the new play area.

“We had some of the grandpas from Schowalter Villa come over and help take down some of the fencing around the new path.  When they got done moving the fence and were taking the children on a walk down the new path, this little boy looks up at one of the grandpas and says, ‘Thank you for making us a new sidewalk!’ It really was just so sweet,” said Friesen.

Ray Denno, a grandparent to one of the children at the Center and a long-tiem supporter, donates the hog to be roasted and volunteers his time to prepare the main dish, said Friesen. 

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