planning session in June of 2009, Potwin PRIDE decided to work on park
improvements. The local school district had donated some playground
equipment to the city that was lying in tall grass at the back of the
ballpark. With the approval of the city council in July of 2010, two
volunteers agreed to put the equipment up at the baseball field. The
two moved the equipment, dug holes, welded weak spots, replaced bolts
and even some added additional pipe where parts were missing. The
equipment was then cemented into the ground. The setup and materials
totaled 30 hours of labor and $330. But that was just the beginning -
next volunteers power washed and painted the equipment - another 20
hours of labor and $50.00 for paint. The project was completed in
August of 2010. The project was well worth the effort. When photos were
posted on Potwin PRIDE'S Facebook page the comments included "What a
great thing to do!" Another woman posted "Thank you to all the people
who were involved in the project, makes you proud of our town". And
finally "The kids will really enjoy this during the events this weekend
at the park". Amazing what 50 hours, $380.00 and some used, refurbished
playground equipment can do for a community!
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Building Better Communities
The Kansas PRIDE Program is a
partnership of K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas Department of
Commerce, and Kansas PRIDE, Inc.
PRIDE is dedicated to serving communities across the state to encourage
and assist local government and volunteers in making their community a
better place to live and work.
Through the PRIDE program, local communities identify what they would
like to preserve, create, or improve for their future. Then, working
with the resources of K-State Research & Extension and the Kansas
Department of Commerce, community volunteers pull together to create
their ideal community future. To learn more about the Kansas PRIDE
Program, we invite you to look through the resources and links
available at this website, or contact
the PRIDE staff.