Rotary Club Helps George Whitten Elementary Meet State Playground Standards

left to right – Rotarians Paul Goode, Rip Lebkuecher, and John Westendorf; George Whitten Principal Rhonda Roach; and Rotarians Cari Lou Westendorf, Becca Pendergrast, Del Phillips, Cheryl Sesler, and Debra Maggart.

The Hendersonville Rotary Club was informed by Compass that George Whitten Elementary School lacked the funding to bring its playground up to state safety standards for the mulched playing surface. Rotarians got involved in arranging with the city to use some of their excess mulch and negotiating a better price and providing the funding for the remaining mulch. Parents and teachers contributed the labor and the children were again happily enjoying their playground.