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The end of June brought very good news to Fairway School when they were notified that they would be receiving a grant from the Aladdin Shriners. Several years ago a beautiful playground was put in place at Fairway School thanks to the efforts of many people. Unfortunately, the elements of our environment (sun, rain, snow, freezing and thawing temperatures, etc.) have taken a toll on the surface of playground. The playground surface, made of recycled rubber tires, was in need of replacement or repair in multiple spots; but especially under the swings where numerous little feet have pushed off or skidded to stop the rider on the swings.

The Bucyrus Chapter of Aladdin Shriners came to the rescue by giving Fairway School an opportunity to apply for a grant. This grant is made available through the Shriners, and needs to be used for children with a focus on children with cerebral palsy. Fairway School had no problem meeting these stipulations as the school serves both typical and special needs students; and does serve students with CP. With the funds from this grant, Fairway School hopes to have the playground repaired and also replace one of the swings on the playground. This special swing will provide the physical support that is required by a child with CP. Thank you to the Aladdin Shriners Hospital Association for Children, Inc. and the Bucyrus Chapter for assisting Fairway School in making the lives of these special children just a little bit richer.

In the photo, Aladdin Shriners Bucyrus Chapter Treasurer Dave Crum and President Wayne Erwin present Kathy Wells, Supervisor of Special Education Services, with a check for playground repairs. (Submitted photo)

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