May 19, 2008

Operation Playground build number 98 featured in St. Tammany News

Lacombe chosen for new playground
By Chad Ruiz
St. Tammany News
May 19, 2008

It's playtime for residents and school children alike in Lacombe.

KaBOOM!, FannieMae and Bayou Lacombe Middle School are teaming up to bring the city its first public playground at a cost of nearly $50,000, but the months of construction and eyesores it would take to build the 2,500-square-foot structure have all been condensed into one day.

The national nonprofit organization KaBOOM!, founded in 1995, is dedicated to providing play structures for children across the U.S.

FannieMae, founded in 1938 as a shareholder-owned lender that provides funding to the nation's housing market, is providing the funds for most of the project that will take place Tuesday beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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