DOVER -- The community playground build was a success, school officials agreed.
"It was really nice for me, who's a very unhandy guy, to see members of the community, who are very good at doing things like that, get into a rhythm. It was really fun to watch," said Dover School Principal Bill Anton. "It's like watching an athlete getting in the flow."
Although the playground was not completely set up on the day of the build last month, most of the work was done by then. Volunteers have since visited the school to finish up the job.
A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony will be held on June 18 at 11:45 a.m., where Anton will speak about the playground. But the name of the donor that largely paid for the equipment will not be revealed.
Approximately $2,400 is still owed for the playground, Anton said at a School Board meeting on June 10. In addition to the hiring of a supervisor, wood chips, concrete and other items caused the project to go over budget. Dover School Building Committee Chairman Johnny Cleanthes agreed to look at the numbers.
Anton will also be finding funding to replace two projectors. When asked if the equipment typically breaks, he said it depends on how much time it is used for.
Following a warned town meeting with no negative responses, the School Board will continue its pursuit of hosting solar panels on property behind the school. The request for proposal will go out at the luncheon that follows the playground dedication at 12:30 p.m. as it will be a warned board meeting.
So far, two local companies expressed interest in the project. It is believed that the school can save approximately 10 percent on its electric bill.
The sixth grade graduation ceremony will be held at the school on June 16 at 6 p.m.
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