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Child Welfare Club donates to ODS

The Open Door School is one step closer to getting new updated wheelchair accessible playground equipment thanks to a $1,500 check donated by the Child Welfare Club Wednesday afternoon.

“We donated and came up and helped with the original playground,” Nancy Corn, president of the club, said. “The whole focus of the club is to help the children of the community and we would like to challenge other clubs and organizations to join in. Our members work real hard to earn all this money.”

The playground that is already up will stay, but updates will be made.

“We want to get an updated wheelchair swing and have interactive play panels that are wheelchair height,” Kendra Heim, principal of Open Door School, said. “We would also like to get some little road signs and a sidewalk area for tricycles and things.”

Heim also talked about how much this donation means to her and the Open Door School.

“It means the world to me and I really like that the Child Welfare Club is involved and has been involved in the past helping out students,” she said. “It’s tremendous on their part. I’m very thankful and the kids love it.”