Fun awaits returning students in Epping
Kids will find a new school playground to enjoy when the bells rings for recess.
“It’s going to be the playground of the area that people are going to come over and use. It’s probably better than anything I’ve seen at schools in the area,” said Dave Mylott, school board chairman.
A ceremony marking the opening of the new playground will be held from 7:30 to 8 a.m. on the first day of school on Tuesday.
The playground equipment and installation cost $181,246. Martha Williamson, the school district’s business manager, said $130,528 of that came from impact fees; the balance of $50,718 came from donations from N.H. Charitable Trust ($37,200); Epping Youth Athletic Association ($5,000); Epping Elementary PTO ($6,518); the Adam McPhee Memorial Fund ($1,000); and the Munsey Memorial Fund ($1,000).
Mylott said the playground equipment includes a zip line. The company that put in the swing set said it was longest one workers have installed in New England, according to Mylott.
The playground opening event will be followed by the annual “First Day of School Celebration” for students in grades one through five.
The school will open its doors for parents and children at 8 a.m.
The first day celebration is supported by the Epping School District, Epping Parent-Teacher Organization and more than 60 businesses and individuals who donate money, supplies and services. The donations also provide every student and staff member with a school T-shirt printed with the name and logo of the Epping Eagles. email@example.com