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Creek Valley students lead effort for new playground equipment

Fundraiser set for Friday in Lodgepole


Ryan Hermens

Students at Creek Valley Middle School have formed a committee to work toward collecting funds for new playground equipment. Sixty of the school's 84 students are involved with the program.

LODGEPOLE – Students at Creek Valley Middle School in Lodgepole want new playground equipment, and they're willing to work for it.

A committee of 60 students – the school has an enrollment of 84 – has been meeting since September to plan fundraisers and create a wish list.

Principal Tessa Fraass said the committee was created after she held a meeting at the beginning of the school year to gauge student interest in acquiring new equipment for the playground.

"When 60 students showed up, I knew this was something important to them," she said.

The playground currently has a slide and swi...

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