An area parochial school is looking for volunteers to help build a community playground.
St. Peter's Christian Day School was recently awarded a $15,000 grant by a "Let's Play" partnership, between the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and national non-profit KaBOOM!, to build a new playground on the school grounds at 7910 Belair Road.
Now the school is looking to community members to help them piece together the equipment during their build day on Nov. 10.
"We're looking for volunteers to help out ... it's a community build. We’re actually going to be putting it together ourselves," said Jeana Connelly, president of the school's parent association.
"We need anybody that wants to come out and be a part of that event. It’s an exciting day ... not too often do you get to put the playground together yourself," Connelly said.
Connelly said that volunteers can contact the school by calling 410-665-4521 or sign up on the playground website. According to a statement from the school, area high school students may gain service learning hours by helping out.
Assembling the playground and involving the community is also a requirement of the grant, Connelly said. Hiring outside help to assemble a playground could cost anywhere from $7,000 to $10,000.
The playground, at an estimated cost of around $26,000, will be available for the entire community to enjoy during school off-hours. It replaces an outdated wood and metal playground currently located at the school.