Parents, staff & neighbors joined in the fun
You get the Lake Highlands Elementary Playground Project fundraiser!
What started as a small group of parents and LHE’s principal, Kim Sullivan, wanting to better the school playground, has reached beyond the boundaries of any attendance zone.
Everyone in the area knows that the Lake Highlands Elementary school playground is more than just an elementary playground, it's the community playground.
Yes, it's where the kids play at recess, but it's also so much more!
It's where families gather after school to catch up.
It's where little ones' playgroups meet to get acquainted with their future classmates.
It's where neighborhood soccer and baseball teams meet for practice.
It's where neighborhood groups host their ice cream socials.
It's where grandparents take their grandchildren to give them some fun exercise on the weekend.
And it's where neighborhood residents go to play with their dogs (and I've seen a cat or two!)
With so much activity, an updated playground is more than needed.
The LHE Playground Project street party and silent auction served as the kickoff event for the new endeavor.
The effort, which is estimated to take three to five years, officially began the long term project on Saturday, November 5th.
Parents, teachers and community members gathered on Larchcrest Drive for fellowship and meals from taco trucks.
Guests then walked up to Lake Highlands Elementary school for the silent auction and dessert.
Local musician and singer-songwriter, Trey Johnson, provided entertainment for guests who bid on everything from downtown staycation packages to jewelry and event tickets.
Hopes are to raise $180,000 over the next five years.
To keep up with this awesome project you can also visit the group's Facebook page here.