October 17, 2018

Myron Francis Elementary opens New Playground


On a chilly November afternoon, just over a year after the concept was introduced, Myron J. Francis Elementary officially opened their new playground. Principal, Lloydanne Leddy, and PTO president, Nicole Kudarauskas, welcomed local politicians, city council members, school administrators, faculty, staff and parents to attend the ceremony. Words of praise and recognition were offered to the many individuals who helped achieve this goal. Gratitude was expressed toward the financial donors and material contributors who supported the project. As an added bonus, House Representative Katharine Kazarian presented the school with a monetary gift to fund Phase 2, which will incorporate elements of inclusion and diversity with accessible features, team building and natural elements. Above all, there was a continued sense of community, as had been prevalent from the start, which truly made this a special place, not just for the school but for Rumford.

Project Coordinator, Matthew Swanger, was instrumental in the success of this project. It was largely due to his diligence and the investment of his time and energies that the playground was built in just over a year. For that, he was given the honor of cutting the red ribbon that signified the completion of the MJF Playground Project. The Myron J Francis community is thrilled with the development of this project. We are so grateful for all the encouragement and assistance that inspired this project and the dedication and determination that brought it to fruition. With all sincerity, we thank you.


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