The Central Community Foundation board recently approved a grant of $2,250 to Morrison Elementary School to help fund a concrete sidewalk that will loop around the elementary school playground.
In the spring of 2018 Morrison Elementary physical education teacher, Susan Lalman, started an after school “Running Club” for pre-k through sixth graders. This allowed students to stay one hour after school, receive a healthy snack and conclude with running laps around the playground. Through 10 sessions attendance averaged 67 students along with 11 parents logging approximately 1,600 miles.
The concrete sidewalk will add an additional 179 feet of sidewalk that will be ADA compliant allowing the Running Club to continue regardless of ground conditions that would have prohibited it in the past.
The Central Community Foundation is a charitable organization established by Central Rural Electric Cooperative to administer a program called Operation Round Up®. The Central Community Foundation makes grants available to individuals and organizations throughout Central’s service area from the money donated by Central members who choose to round up their electric bill to the nearest dollar each month. Visit www.MyCentral.coop and click on the “Community” tab located at the top of the page for more information about the Community Foundation.
Photo: Carol Dvorak, Central Electric Cooperative Board District 3 member (left) and Mignon Bolay Central Community Foundation board member (middle), presents a $2,250 grand to Christy Williams, Morrison Elementary School principal to help fund a concrete sidewalk that will loop around the elementary school playground.