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Woolridge to attend groundbreaking for new Community playground at Cane Run Elementary

Friday October 1, 2010

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro COuncil
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Metro Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) will join the Community Business Partners for a very special groundbreaking at Cane Run Elementary on Tuesday, October 5th. The groundbreaking is for a new community playground.

“This playground is desperately needed in our District and I am pleased to join the Community Businesses Partners to help make it a reality,” says Woolridge. “This is truly a good example of a public /private partnership for the benefit of our children.”

The groundbreaking is the latest phase of the “Teamwork Makes a Dream Work” plan to incorporate a new playground into the innovative programs already in place at Cane Run. Those programs include a major focus on the environment with hands on experiences in several areas.

Woolridge was able to secure $25,000 of funding in the current budget to enhance the fund raising efforts of the Community Business Partners. The Partnership has raised some $120,000 towards the new playground.

“The education of all children is an important goal for any community and at the same time playgrounds such as this are a link between the community and education,” says Woolridge. “This unique effort shows how business and government can work together for the healthy growth of our children and our neighborhoods.”

Joining Councilwoman Woolridge in the funding effort; DREAM Foundation, Kosair Charities, E.On-US, Zoeller Company, Louisville Chemistry Partnership, Hexion, Carbide Industries, Lubrizol, Dow Chemical, Zeon Chemical, Dupont, American Synthetic Rubber, City of Shively – Mayor Sherry Conner, Southwest Rotary Club, R & S Welding, JFT Precision Fabrication, Inc., Hartlage Machine Co., Inc., Independent Piping, Inc, KCI Supply Company LLC, Pavco Trucking Co., Inc, Abel Construction Company, Inc, Cement Board Fabricators, Inc., Niemco Fabricators, Inc., Marine Electric, Pendleton Trailer, Cane Run Improvement Club, Loudon Sheet Metal Co., Inc, Welders Supply and NALCO Company/James Gerrish.

Cane Run Elementary is located at 3951 Cane Run Road. For more information about the groundbreaking and the playground, contact Principal Gwen Goffner at 485-8223.

Mary C. Woolridge (D) 3