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Grant funding provides help for Little Promises' playground equipment


March 14, 2018

LITTLE PROMISES children stand on the popular tires attraction on their playground. From left they are Raymond Nelson, Phoenix Hayes, Elizabeth Hemphill, Makenna Yeager and Kayson Burnett.

Before the fences came, the smallest students at Little Promises Child Care could only gaze longingly as older children played on a set of four large tires on the preschool and daycare program's playground.

Last spring, Little Promises Child Care went to work to build a fence meeting state regulations for the playground area and give the 3- and 4-year-olds the same access to playground attractions that the 5-year-olds had.

Little Promises used community grant funding from the Sweet Home Community Foundation, $2,000, and the City of Sweet Home, $500, with at-cost work by McGovern Maintena...

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