Well, I’ve done it now. I joined the “Playground Committee” & am now its Treasurer. I am wondering if I should have my head examined. The reason we need a playground committee?? Our elementary school (which Nathan won’t even enroll in until fall!) is going to be moved in the next year (two, three, four….) to become a new wing connected to the high school. There has never been a playground at the high school, so we will need to start from scratch.
And, the proposed area for the playground is a slough. That is basically a low spot that fills with water every spring & may or may not drain through the summer. It is marshy, muddy & not exactly playground appropriate. So, we need fill, drainage, a fence, trees AND playground equipment. Our school division does not provide playgrounds, so it is left to a parent committee to make this happen.
We tossed around fundraising ideas – selling food, having dinner theatres, magazine sales, ticket sales & talked about grant applications. An hour or so later, we decided to try a food sale & see where that takes us. We are looking at raising a huge amount of money and we don’t even know how much yet, but can bank on it being more than $50,000 I am sure. My loving husband suggested we raffle off a house. “Think BIG!” he says. Then disappears. Well, at least he is supportive of me spending time on the committee.
For the immediate future, we need ideas. Lots and lots of ideas. I despise hawking product door to door, but without better ideas, that is what we’ll be doing. Wanna buy a chocolate bar or a magazine? Feel free, all you lovely readers, to leave a comment suggesting an idea, a website or at least a little moral support. I think Nathan is EASY compared to this mountain.