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Cottage Grove Elementary donates $1,000 toward city's all-inclusive playground project

A local school is helping to fund construction of a Cottage Grove city playground for people with disabilities and social, cognitive and other challenges.

Cottage Grove Elementary School recently donated $1,000 toward the city’s inclusive playground project, after the school was picked by Bell State Bank and Trust to make a donation with bank funds.

School staff picked the city playground as its recipient.

“We do have a higher population of students with physical disabilities that are not always able to access a regular playground,” said Theresa Blume-Thole, Cottage Grove Elementary School principal. “We are excited about the possibility of the development of a park that would benefit these students specifically.”

The city hopes to build the inclusive playground by 2015. Anyone interested in donating to the project can call Molly Pietruszewski at 651-458-3404.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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