BRISTOL, Tenn. - A Bristol, Tennessee elementary school is raising funds to build a new playground, and you can help. The new structure at Anderson Elementary School will replace the old wooden one which has been in place since 1988.
The school's fund raising committee is reaching out to businesses and individuals in the community for donations to help. They've already secured a couple of building partnerships with Lowe's and Home Depot.
The new play structure project was the vision and dream of PTA President Greta Taylor, who just passed away this spring. "She just had a passion for the kids at Anderson," Principal Andrew Brown said. "She wanted them to have the biggest and the best of everything and I couldn't agree with her more and so we started looking at the age of our playground and just felt like it was time to update that and give them a new one."
Principal Brown tells us they figure they need to raise 20 to 30,000 dollars to build the structure. He hopes to have it in place sometime next school year.