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Williamstown Elementary receives donation for playground

The Williamstown Elementary School PTA and Administration was please to accept a $10,000 match donation today from partners in education, Williamstown Bank.

The school levy included no funding for the playground of the new elementary school. Playground fundraising has been ongoing for three years and this check made the funding campaign complete for the playground equipment and installation.

“I am proud to represent our PTA and appreciate all efforts from the Williamstown Community who had a part, big or small, in finalizing this project. I know our kids will be thrilled and excited when they see their new school and playground,” stated Carrie Ankrom, PTA President.

The equipment is scheduled to be installed by Aug. 1 and will feature two play structure/exercise areas. One area is designed for Pre-K and Kindergarten students and the second play area is designed for students in grades 1-5. An outdoor learning center, a basketball court and a 1/8 of a mile oval walking track will encircle the soccer field to finalize the outdoor area.

“As a long-time Partner in Education with Williamstown Elementary School, Williamstown Bank is grateful for the opportunity to support the efforts to provide needed playground equipment for the students. We wanted to offer a matching donation that would encourage others to give and in essence double the reach of our donation, and we are so proud of the community for stepping up and allowing our children the opportunity to have a state of the art school and play area. Williamstown Bank is proud to be partners with Williamstown Elementary, and we cannot wait to see the students’ reactions to their new school,” stated Sharon Anderson, President and CEO.

The Williamstown Elementary School PTA is continuing to accept donations to beautify the area with signage, shrubs, and benches. If you would like to contribute to this project, please contact the school at 304-375-7675.

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