Watch the video Blowing Rock Parent Santiago Espinosa created that explains the playground rejuvenation and the reason for the Square Feet for Small Feet campaign.
The Playground Rejuvenation Team has just set in place a fundraising effort to fund the safety surfaces needed to cover the playground with a combination of sub materials, poured in place rubber, artificial turf and specialized, stamped concrete. This is a major fundraising effort, but the result will be a playground surfacing guaranteed for at […]
John Brabson and and James of Chandler Concrete poured the concrete for the picnic area followed by Tim Fulmer and his crew, Ozzy, James and Israel, from Carolina Bromolite, who added the colorant and smoothed the concrete. It was later discovered that animal tracks were found on this fresh cement flooring! Photo: Phyllis Shore. See all the […]
Hardin Creek Millwork and Timber workers are busy building the awesome tree house. Photo: Phyllis Shore. See all the playground photos Ms. Shore has taken at http://sticksnstonesimagery.com/, click on Clients and use the password of playgroundimages. Thanks Phyllis!
Many thanks to Kevin’s Scratch & Dent Repair/Auto Body Work of Boone for the bright enameling of the playground equipment. Bright green today (9/23/2014) and tomorrow (9/24/2014) the blue will be added. Photo: Phyllis Shore. See all the playground photos Ms. Shore has taken at http://sticksnstonesimagery.com/, click on Clients and use the password of playgroundimages. Thanks Phyllis!
Kenny Finger is working on the beautiful rock wall around the large tree on the playground. The large tree on the playground is a White Poplar (Populus alba). The bark of a young tree is similar to an aspen; the bark of this tree is indicative of an old tree. White Poplars are native to Europe, […]
Photos taken by Phyllis Shore on Saturday, September 20th document some exciting playground activity. Volunteers spotted include: Philip, Claudia and Liam Holman, Robbie, Sabrina, Maggie and Sam Cheves, Melinda and Amy Latendrese. Our thanks to Blowing Rock Cub Scout Troop 101 and Girl Scout Troop 02252 for their help. Timbers and posts built by Hardin Creek […]
Quite a bit of work was accomplished during the week ending September 13, 2014. The retaining wall is virtually complete and the base of the treehouse structure has been installed (above). Professional photographer Phyllis Shore (also a Blowing Rock grandparent) has shared wonderful photos of the progress on her website at http://sticksnstonesimagery.com/ (click on Clients […]
Playground Chairperson Cheryl Cutlip has announced the formal organization of the Blowing Rock School Playground Organization Team: PTO Representative Patrick Sukow Landscape Architect and Construction Manager Ron Cutlip Chair Cheryl Cutlip Vice-Chair Britt Medley Fund Raising Chair Karyn Herterich Treasurer and Director of Finance John Speckmann Director of Communications and Publicity Lee Ryan Photography Kristin […]
Saturday, September 6, 2014 was a busy day around Blowing Rock School. Volunteers worked on the rock retaining wall on the playground and BR staff members Carol Critcher and Travis Flippen raised money through parking for their technology classrooms. Matthew C., Ava C., Evan C. and Mr. Flippen’s adorable kids (youngest 3 kids — twins and […]