Franklin Elementary completes first phase of playground renovation

Franklin Elementary School, located in Vanderbilt and part of the Uniontown Area School District, recently completed the first phase of its playground renovation. The new playground was made possible through generous donations from local businesses, several fundraising events, and generous donations from parents and members of the community.

Volunteers, including parents, students and community members, completed construction late in the summer to ensure the new community playground would be ready for the return of students in the fall. Officials issued a special thanks to supporters, including Rittenhouse Bus Lines Inc, Henry & Stewart Audiology, MF&B Restaurant Systems Inc., Franklin Township Supervisors, Walter Mucci Construction Inc., Mike Wood Toyota of Uniontown, Don Miller Roofing Inc, Yates Construction, Costible Construction, Clearly Spoken Inc., East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Universal Ready Mix LLC, Richard and Carol Friend, Jim and Holly Stewart, Mike and Tiffany French, Leno and Wanda Evangelista, Peggy Marcinek, David and Michele Lengvarsky, Adam and Beth Morgan, Susan Morgan and Matt and Ashley Fisher. The school also thanks families of Franklin Elementary students for their fundraising support. The Playground Committee has already started raising funds for the next phase of the project, which will include new swing sets and updating the ball field. Anyone wishing to donate can contact Adam Morgan of the playground committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 724-859-2357. Pictured are (from left) Brian Zavatchan, parent; David Lengvarsky, tax collector; Adam Morgan, playground committee chairman; Joe Pindrock, township supervisor; Joe Galie, principal; Matt Mazur, parent; James Bertovich, volunteer; and Jim Stewart, parent.

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