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Thank You For Playground Support

Jun 11, 2016 07:53AM ● By Paige Impink

North Street Playground

The North Street Playground is open for business! It is important to acknowledge the folks who gave their time and support to this project.
 
Town Manager Richard Montuori and Nancy Reed of the Community Preservation Committee, and the voters at the 2013 Town Meeting for the funding and approval of this great project for the kids. The playgrounds were in sore need of an upgrade. School Department Business Manager Sheri Matthews for her support and Maintenance Director Jon Marchand for his assistance along with his staff.
 
Jeanne Dunn for spearheading the design team and layout of the playground and its pieces, finding the most fun in the space we had for a price that was in budget! The kids will love it! And Principal Angela Kimble for working with the team and giving us access when needed.
 
Mike Merrill of Colonial Construction, for donating his excavation and site prep including  excavators, dump trucks, employees, a bobcat and staying late many nights.  Additional site prep support came from Giasullo Construction, and Matt Ginsburg. We could not have done it without you, Mike.
 
Our parent volunteers who contributed on build day and brought the structure to life. Everyone came and WORKED the entire time they were there. Special shout out to  Lenny Dunn, Ryan Nelson, Brian Donahoe, Victor Impink and Meaghan Laffey who gave many hours of additional time to run the main structure home.
 
Sara Cohen for documenting the build and updating everyone via social media and cleaning the site.
 
Mac and Pat Takach for spending HOURS getting the mulch into the tight spaces, along with the Chesbrough and Smith families.
 
Mark Ingersoll of D & J Construction for spreading the entire rest of the two mountain of playground surfacing mulch and donating his bobcat services. Again, we could not have done it without you!
 
The best thing everyone can do is use the playground and keep it clean. We really need stewardship of our community spaces so that they will become wonderful gathering places in our town. No matter what the future brings for our school buildings, these spaces will be preserved for the families of Tewksbury to enjoy for years to come.
 
I hope you will consider helping with the Trahan Playground Build on June 11 and the Heath Brook on June 25. I think all will agree it is a rewarding experience and so very important for our kids.
 
Thank you all!
Paige Impink
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