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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A's eagle project

Remember what the playgrounds consisted of when we were in elementary school? The chin up bars (I broke my leg falling off of them), the merry-go-round, swings and tire things. They sure have come a long way since then. Look how neat these playgrounds are. Kids scream and yell after leaving their classrooms for recess to be the first ones on them. (Until they discover 4 square)

But after taking a closer look while sitting on the benches during basketball practice one afternoon, I noticed myself disappointed that these really nice playgrounds had a lot of chipped paint. After studying them for awhile, I got this sick feeling that it may not be chipped paint after all. I got off the bench and walked over to inspect the playground equipment. I was sickened after realizing that the kids were playing on equipment covered in grime. The grime that you could scrape off with a key. (Ya, my nose just wrinkled up too.) I knew right then that I may have just found A's eagle project.


After patiently waiting over a month, we finally got the approval to move forward.

Not a lot of details here, but man did I just want to scream "Hallelujah" when he was done!




Mission/Project Accomplished! 37 volunteers and 2 1/2 hours later, the playground is ready for the kids to climb on again.

8 comments:

Amy said...

That is awesome! What a difference!! Congrats to A for getting it done!

The Payne Family said...

That looks great! I cringe when I see playgrounds like that. Way to go!

tgood said...

Okay, I'm sorry, but those before pictures made me sick. Just thinking about all the germs... But I can't really talk, I do work in a financial institution with gross money all day. Excellent work mamma! I know you put forth just as much effort as the eagle scout to be!

tgood said...

Okay, I'm sorry, but those before pictures made me sick. Just thinking about all the germs... But I can't really talk, I do work in a financial institution with gross money all day. Excellent work mamma! I know you put forth just as much effort as the eagle scout to be!

NelsonFamily said...

Congrats! i've never seen such a dirty playground. What a great service for him to do. Nice job pressing forward. I hope I can get that accomplishment one day too.

aunt jan said...

Way to go A! And I loved the covered playground. Of course you'd need that in the heat. Now, how about air conditioning? Maybe G could take that on for his project...

Erika said...

That's awesome and disgusting all at once. I thought it was chipped paint too! What a good project.

LeAnne said...

That does look a ton better! How did it ever get that way in the 1st place? What to go A!