On your mark, get set . . . go play! And that’s just what this crowd of Chelsea Heights Elementary School third-graders did on May 2, after Carter Oosterhouse, above (of HGTV and Carter’s Kids), Rebuilding Together executive director Kathy Greiner and Principal Jill Gebeke cut the ribbon to a new playground at the school.
Volunteers from Rebuilding Together, Lowe’s and the neighborhood worked through the rain and snow to get the playground up for the May 2 celebration. The event was filled with dignitaries—including St. Paul City Council member Russ Stark, Congresswoman Betty McCollum and Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Casselius—but the real stars were the PTO officers and members, who spent four years fundraising and organizing to get the playground built.