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Southington Union Members Support School Playscape Campaign

From left: Local 1303-026 Vice President Steve Pompei, President Bob Taylor, South End Principal Sally Kamerbeek and Treasurer Mike Hubeny.

June 19, 2009 - Council 4 AFSCME Local 1303-026, representing 45 Southington town employees, donated $500 to the campaign to build a playscape on the site of the new South End Elementary School. 

“Our union membership unanimously and wholeheartedly supported this donation,” said Local 1303-026 President Bob Taylor. “We hope to do more next year to turn the playscape into a reality for Southington’s kids and their families.” 

The new South End School is expected to open in September 2010. According to Principal Sally Kamerbeek, the playscape should be ready for use later that fall. The Southington PTO is currently raising funds to help underwrite the project, which is estimated to cost between $50,000-$75,000. 

“We appreciate the AFSCME union’s generosity in these challenging economic times. It’s wonderful get this generous contribution from people work for our town,” Kamerbeek said 

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