Ceremony recognizes completion of new East
Hill School playground
The East Hill Elementary School community
celebrated the completion of the school’s new playground with a
ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Sept. 30.
Community guests, students, teachers, staff,
administrators and state Sen. George Amedore were all on hand for
“This playground is a testament to what can
happen when a community works together for its children,”
Canajoharie Superintendent Deborah Grimshaw said.
Three years in the works, the new playground was
funded by community donations, grants and fundraising. Community
volunteers completed work on the new playground during a work
weekend earlier this month. The playground features two areas with
equipment and play space for grades pre-k through two and three
“I would like to recognize parent Amanda Haig,
teacher and parent Michelle Ehle, and parent and staff member
Caresse Beam. Their work on the Playground Committee was the driving
force behind this playground. We are so thankful for their efforts,
“East Hill Principal Stacy Ward said. The three women were presented
with thank you banners signed by each East Hill student.
Members of the Canajoharie High School Student
Council were also recognized Friday for their efforts during the
final work weekend in September for the playground.
Fundraising for the project began in 2013 with
the first phase of the construction being completed in the fall of
2014. The grade 3-5 section was completed last month.
Captions: Top: Students play on part of the
new playground. Bottom: Students cut the ribbon during the ceremony.