Ingram-Pye unveils first ever playground with help from Macon organizations

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Students at Ingram-Pye Elementary School in Macon got a chance to do something they’ve never done before.

Leadership Macon and the United Way of Central Georgia worked together to build a playground and community garden at the school. 

Ingram-Pye was one of three schools in the area without a playground. 

Betsy Fitzgerald with the United Way of Central Georgia says the improvements are only the beginning. 

“In addition we’ve worked with community partners to put in a community and a school garden because it’s our goal that the students are hopefully going to learn about how they can grow their own fruits and vegetables, how they can prepare them, and hopefully enjoy eating them,” Fitzgerald said. 

She adds the project is still in the works. So far they’ve raised about $60,000. Their next goal is to expand the playground to be handicap accessible, and to provide a cooking and master gardening class for students and the community.

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