Photoo of presentation of check for Long Neck Elementary Playground

Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club Donation Brings Long Neck Elementary Closer to Goal for New Playground

(Millsboro) (January 13, 2021) — Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club helped Long Neck Elementary get closer to its $100,000 playground construction goal with its donation of $5,000 today. This brings Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club’s total monetary support of the project to $10,000, and the school’s total funds for the project to $72,214.44.

The Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club, has supported the school with free books and dictionaries for the students over the past several years. The playground project offered yet another avenue of support to the children and the community and the Club partnered with many organizations and individuals to help raise funds. The $10,000 in support from Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club was provided from its Charity Golf Outing proceeds.

“The opportunity to make a major difference in the lives of students and community residents in Long Neck by supporting a playground project that is accessible to children of all ages and capabilities is critical to our mission,” stated Lucille Cavan, Club President.  “We are thrilled to be able to offer meaningful support, particularly during this challenging time.”

The planned playground will include six additional swings, soccer goals, safe climbing equipment, a rock wall and four slides usable by all students attending the school. The playground will also be ADA compliant and have a 12” compacted engineered wood fiber flooring. Principal Clara Conn intends to have construction start in the summer, purchasing equipment based on the amount of money available through fundraising and add any missing items as more funds become available.

“We are so grateful to Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Clubfor playing such a vital role in procuring the playground equipment sorely needed here at Long Neck Elementary,” notes Principal Clara Conn.  “The children will be thrilled to have such a wonderful resource.”

Pictured Above: Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club presented Long Neck Elementary with another $5,000 check for their playground project to be built this summer, money coming from its annual Charity Golf Outing proceeds. This brings the Club’s total donation to $10,000 for this project. Pictured here are (left to right) Mike Hall, LNSRC; Stephen Lovellette, Assistant Principal, LNE; Clara Conn, Principal, LNE; Lucille Cavan, President, Long Neck Sunrise Rotary.