December 15, 2009

Local news station helps build a playground

Menlo ParkMenlo Park Academy is planning its playground build for Dec. 28. They received a $20,000 grant with the stipulation that they had to build their playground before the end of the year...but a trailer was parked on the land where the playground was going to be, and they couldn't get it moved. 

Just when all hope seemed lost, however, some of the students' parents called the local TV station, and they found somebody to move the trailer!

This is a great case study of how important it is to have a good relationship with your local TV station, newspaper, radio station, etc. They can be valuable resources for spreading the word about your project...and sometimes they can help you overcome obstacles in the planning process!

builds, schools, playgrounds