Washington students run to raise funds for new playground

EUREKA— Ready, set, run! Kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Washington Elementary School will participate in the school’s bi-annual Roadrunner Run on Friday, October 26 from 9:50 to 12:30 p.m. on school’s field. The students and their families have been busy gathering community pledges to raise funds for new playground equipment.

The media is invited to attend Washington School’s Roadrunner Run.

New state standards require Washington to make $40,000 worth of changes to existing playground equipment. The school will need to install thicker safety mats around current playground equipment. Washington must also replace their wooden play structure with one that is in compliance with state safety requirements.

For more information contact Washington principal Paul Gossard at 441-2547.