Thank you to Coventry playground volunteers
April 30 was the 45th biannual volunteer work day at the P.E.A.C.E. playground and gardens near the Coventry school building. The playground was built in October 1993 after three years of intense planning and fundraising by a group of dedicated Coventry Elementary School parents. Every spring and fall since 1994, a call goes out for volunteers, who repair equipment, and plant and maintain the gardens. Those who have time also “adopt” an area of the gardens to maintain on their own.
A big thanks to all who helped this spring: Urban Oak School staff, Harmonie Foster from NovaCare Rehabilitation, Roxboro Middle and Elementary school students, Heights High students, and parents of former Coventry Elementary School students. Scott Jackson of the Wood Trader provided tools and guidance for equipment repair, and Zoss the Swiss Baker, Phoenix Coffee, and Tommy’s restaurant provided food.
Joanne Campbell, a Cleveland Heights resident for 40-plus years, has been involved with Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park for more than 20 years.