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Photos: Mission Accomplished, RJO Playground Complete

School raises over $16K to finish project.

"We asked and the people gave," said a very happy Julie Lingner, predsident of the l Parent Faculty Organization, as she got ready to cut the ribbon for the final phase of the school's new playground.

, now complete, is a two-phase project to raise money for new playground equipment for the school. In only 8 months, they were able to raise over $30,000 for the project, which was begun in September.

"I didn't think I would see it in my tenure as PFO president," said Linger.

A combination of grants, donations and good old fashioned elbow grease by the school's gounds and custodial staff enabled the project to happen.

"Ed Dumala, cheif custodian for RJO, worked on the April break," said Lingner, which allowed the project to be completed.

"Thanks to the community, the hard work of the PFO board, Dr. Kentor and principal Mr. Massimo we were able to make it happen," said Lingner.

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Jean Marie May 10, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Thanks Julie for all your dedication and involvement. You truly make a difference!
Debbie Danley May 10, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Congratulations to the RJO PFO, doing something like this is a huge undertaking and our children are the winners at the end of the day.
Charlie May 10, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Great job by everyone involved. Julie and her entire group raising that much money is impressive, Ed Dumala and his group working on their own time is equally impressive. Just one of the many reasons that KP is a great town.
Jack Hesel May 10, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Kudos to the parents and the staff at RJO for their commitment to the kids who are there now and the kids who will attend RJO in the future. Somebody said, "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child." How good it is to be a child being raised in Kings Park.
Pam DeFord May 11, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Great job! How fortunate our children are to have a group of parents start this huge project and a community to support them!! Kudos to all!
Tina S. May 15, 2012 at 12:49 AM
What a beautiful playground. A huge thank you to all the families and business's that contributed. Without their generosity this would never have been accomplished.

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