Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Eleanor Clare Paye Memorial Playground

Recently Saco was awarded a grant from two national non-profits (Kaboom! and Let's Play) to rebuild the playground at Young School, one of two elementary schools in town. The Parks Committee from the Parks and Recreation Department then being raising private funding as well for the project.

Elle loved playgrounds. She enjoyed both the one at Fairfield and at Young. So when this project came to the Fund's attention, we decided to make a generous donation to the project.

In response, the Parks Committee unanimously voted to name the new playground after Elle.

The playground, which is located in a city park on North Street, will officially be known as "The Eleanor Clare Paye Memorial Playground,” after the Saco Playground Committee received “a generous donation” from the Eleanor Clare Paye Charitable Fund, [John] Sherman said this week.

“This is a great way to honor a special little girl who bravely fought against cancer,” he added.

To say we are appreciative of this would be a massive understatement. It is a remarkable gesture. And we are extremely thankful to the Parks Committee for their decision to remember Elle in this manner.

We will continue to update you on the progress of The Eleanor Clare Paye Memorial Playground in the months ahead.