Let Them Be Kids

Let Them Be Kids is an all volunteer, non-profit organization created to build community capacity on the grassroots level, while building playgrounds, skate parks and fitness parks across Canada. These projects leave a legacy of community members who are inspired and better equipped to lay a strong foundation for a brighter tomorrow.

St. John Catholic Elementary School in Perth is a proud recipient of a 2010 Let Them Be Kids "Believe" Award! Every dollar raised by our community will be matched by Let Them Be Kids
to build a much needed playground at St. John's!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Perth's Local OPP Officers Help St. John's Students!

Yesterday was a cold, rainy Saturday in Perth, with chilly temps for a May weekend. Support for St. John's playground continued though, with a fundraiser BBQ hosted at Barnabe's Your Independent Grocer.  Yesterday's BBQ was organized by Perth's local OPP members, and our school is so fortunate to have members of our active provincial police force, who dedicate their time and energy outside work hours to help our community project! Special thanks to Paige Whiting and Angie Atkinson of the Perth OPP for leading the charge!

Over $325 was raised at the BBQ yesterday, with local grocery shoppers enjoying sausages, hot dogs and hamburgers at lunch time. All proceeds go towards St. John's playground renovation, which will take place in only three weeks on Build Day - Saturday, May 29th!

So many of the Perth community's officers in uniform, from the OPP to Perth Police to our local firefighters' associations (just to name a few!), have generously committed their time, efforts and resources to help give St. John's students a fabulous outdoor play experience! Our school salutes our hard-working  men and women who give of themselves in their daily jobs to make our community safe, and we're in awe of their ongoing efforts outside work, which make Perth a better place to live!

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