MARION CENTER — Marion Center’s W.A. McCreery Elementary School held a dedication ceremony Friday afternoon for a new Adaptive Playground for students with special needs.
“Approximately three or four years ago, our PTA began a fundraiser to install playground equipment for our students with special needs,” said Gina Brandon, the playground project coordinator and an administrative assistant at the school.
“Along with fundraising, we were able to complete our $30,000 project with the help of area businesses and some school district funds.”
Brandon said the following equipment was purchased: Two adaptive swings with harnesses, a seesaw for four students, including two with harnesses, a six-panel sensory board and a two-seater rocking device.
She said the foundation is made of poured rubber to allow for the wheelchairs to move over smoothly.