Toy Donated To Charlies Park
Kids Academy Day Care Donated Play Ground Piece For Anyone To Use At Neighborhood
|A few of the young
students at Collinsville's Kids Academy posed with the new piece of play
ground equipment at Charlie's Park (9th and Walnut). Beth Ann Langston
(Kids Academy owner) donated the 4-seat spring loaded play toy for the
neighborhood park which is within walking distance of her day care center.
She stated the item normally cost $1200 but she negotiated a price of
$1000 and it was then donated to the City of Collinsville for use at Charlie's
Park. The toy was temporarily placed for the brief ceremony (above) but
will soon be permanently placed in concrete by the city.
Adults (L-R): Phil Stowell (City Public Works Director), Beth Ann
Langston (Kids Adademy owner), Amy Hailford (Kids Academy Teacher), Bud
York (City Mayor), and Melanie Martinez (Kids Academy Director).
larger playground piece behind the group (above) was installed in 2012.
The park land was donated to the city in 2004 and is named in honor of
|Beth Ann Langston:
"Our students enjoy taking hikes to Charlie's Park and they love
the fantastic improvements to the park. We are happy to donate a new play
toy for everyone to enjoy. Our children and our staff appreciate both
of our city parks, so I'm glad we can contribute".
|Mayor Bud York
stated that involvement and donations like this by citizens are some of
the reasons he loves living in his small hometown. He thanked Kids Academy
for their donation on behalf of the city.