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June 13, 2013
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More donations for Minden playground

Two more donations have come in for new playground equipment at the old Minden grammar school which houses the Douglas County School district administrative offices.

School Superintendent Lisa Noonan said Doris Betts, whose husband F. Gregory Betts, was superintendent for 13 years, contributed $500 in his memory.

Gregory Betts died in July 2012 at age 81.

“She has many memories of their 10 grandchildren playing on this property over the years, and is hopeful we can complete the project soon,” Noonan said.

The Minden Fortnightly Club sent in $50, she said.

“These donations are much appreciated,” Noonan said.

So far, donations total nearly $3,000.

Noonan is attempting to raise $10,000 privately to replace the old equipment which was removed in April after the federal government issued guidelines indicating the swing set and monkey bars were unsafe.

The school district is spending $600,000 to replace all unsafe playground equipment at the elementary schools. The district decided not to use public funds at the old school, but is seeking to provide children and families in the neighborhood with a place to play.

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 13, 2013 03:28PM Published Jun 13, 2013 03:28PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.