DOVER -- With weather permitting, school officials are calling for volunteers to come out and help build a playground.

"The more hands there, the easier it is to build," said Dover School Building Committee Chairman Johnny Cleanthes. "There is a lot to be done."

On Friday, the committee will be deciding whether to start the following day because of the weather forecast. By noon, its members will make an announcement.

"It's supposed to start snowing early in the morning on Saturday and go through Sunday," said Cleanthes. "And they're saying 12-plus inches. If it's going to be that much, we're not going to be able to build it."

If the project begins, it will at 9 a.m. at the school. If canceled, it will likely happen in January.

"In January, we usually have a week of thaw and hopefully we can get it in then," said Cleanthes. "If not, we'll have to get in by spring."

He expects 20 to 30 people will be needed to complete the project.

There will be two or three cement mixers on site. Poles will need to set in the ground and pieces put together.

Dover School Board Chairman Rich Werner said it shouldn't take more than a day to complete.

For those interested in assisting, call the Dover School at 802-464-5386 after noon on Friday.

In October, the board approved the purchase of the playground equipment. There had been some concern from the public regarding the possibility of snow during its winter delivery.

Werner said there would be a bulldozer on site that can be used for clearing the snow and it would not be an issue.

"In the four years I've been here, we actually use the playground in the winter," Dover School Principal Bill Anton previously said. "They are sledding then they are on the stuff. They are swinging and they are sliding."

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