Foundation Funds New Frazee Playground

For many elementary school students, recess is one of the biggest parts of the school day.

And for students this year at Frazee Elementary, they’ve got just about the best playground equipment they could hope for.

Students, staff and various members of local organizations came together Friday afternoon at Frazee Elementary to officially dedicate the school’s new playground equipment, which was made possible through the contributions and efforts of the Frazee Elementary PTO, the Fayette County Foundation, Rush Shelby REMC, the United Way of Fayette County and the many sponsors of this past spring’s Harlem Wizards charity basketball game, in which the community turned out for in droves.

“We have the best playground,” said Mia McCreary, principal at Frazee, to the hundred-plus students gathered on the new equipment Friday afternoon. “Because of a lot of hard work from a lot of people … that’s why this school year, you are able to get this playground.”

It’s more than just a playground for the school, McCreary added, but one for the entire community.

“Every night, when (I) come out here, there are so many people that don’t even go to our school that play on this playground,” she said. “And today, we want to offer this playground as a dedication to our community.”

McCreary praised not only the organizations which helped make the playground equipment a reality, but the staff and students at Frazee as well, who put in efforts to help with the playground.

“So many of you did so much hard work throughout the year, so that we could have this playground,” she said.

She added that the Harlem Wizards will again return to Connersville next year, as well, for another game due to how well-received the traveling hoops troupe was by the community.

“It’s something that’s not just for us, but for our whole community,” she concluded. “Just like this playground.”

The students had one thing, and one thing only, to say to all those who made the playground equipment possibly, after the ribbon-cutting ceremony concluded.

“Thank you!” the entire school shouted.