On August 25th, Chadron Middle School celebrated the official grand opening of its new playground with students, parents and friends. Students participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Chadron Chamber of Commerce and then enjoyed hotdogs, chips, and drinks before taking their parents into the school to show them around and meet teachers.
The opening of the playground comes after a year and a half of fundraising efforts through which over $15,000 was raised. The funds were used to pour a concrete basketball court and install a fence around the play area. The improvements that were made make up the first of three phases of the project. Future plans include pouring more concrete, installing a shade structure with tables and benches, and an underground sprinkler system.
A special thanks goes out to all of the partners that helped with the fundraising efforts. These partners include: Walstrom Ford, Morford's Decorating, Chadron Kiwanis Club, Chadron Rotary, SDS Construction, Main Street Dental, The Chadron Ladies Golf Association, Three Girls' Produce, Chadron Middle School Student Council, Classics in the Park Car Club, and countless parents, students, and friends.
Thank you to everyone that attended the event and for making it a very special night!