Blessing held for new playground

HUBBARD – Villa Maria Teresa Day Care and Kindergarten School has a new playground made possible with the help of local donations.

Rev. Daniel Kulesa, a priest in residence at Villa Maria Teresa, officially blessed the new playground recently at the school in Hubbard which is run by the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Kulesa said the playground is handicapped accessible and located on a 4,866 square foot soft surface which helps the children enjoy superior safety. It has swings, slides, a tunnel and a variety of climbing toys. There are ladders and steps, free-standing manipulative walls and a rock wall climber.

Among those present at the ceremony were representatives from the school’s parent association, Oblate Sisters, benefactors and donors. Richard Kali from the Landscape Design Company and second contractor, Jonathan Right, of the Playworld Midstates.

At the invitation of the sisters, the state inspector came to give the final inspection and approval of this updated playground.

The Oblate Sisters continue to accept donations to offset the cost of playground equipment and special ground surface. All donations can be sent to: Oblate Sisters, Villa Maria Teresa School, 50 Warner Road, Hubbard, OH?44425.