Seaford Manor Elementary School unveiled its brand new playground this week after a three year effort to build it.
The school district held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the opening the new playground which had to be built after the previous one was deemed unsafe.
“We’ve been working on getting a new playground since the fall of 2010,” said school principal Debra Emmerich. “After falling short in two other contests where we came in a frustrating second place, our efforts finally paid off. Good things come to those who wait.”
But a third contest was the charm as the school won the playground and a $30,000 wellness grant in the Together Counts Healthy Makeover Playground Sweepstakes last spring.
Half of the grant money was used to purchase athletic equipment for the school's physical education department. A playground committee has been created to determine how the other half will be used.
Seaford Superintendent Brian Conboy spoke to students who dressed in bright T-shirts which read "character counts." Conboy wished the students “a long, healthy use of the new playground”
Emmerich recognized Boy Scout Randy Licata for new landscaping in front of the school.