Queen of Hearts pays for park equipment

ANSONIA – New playground equipment at the Ansonia village ballpark was installed March 28, and lots of children are getting enjoyment by playing on it.

This $11,000 project was made possible through the Queen of Hearts at the Whistle Stop last year.

Four of the organizations which the Whistle Stop officials donated money to as a result of last year’s sales of Queen of Hearts 50/50 tickets made this project possible, according to Village Administrator Tom Welbaum.

The equipment is comprised of two slides, a twisty and a straight slide, and a slide between the two levels, Welbaum said.

“At the north end is a rock-climbing wall,” he added.

Spencer Landscaping installed the equipment, which was made of recyclables.

“The youth league has been using it more here recently,” the village administrator said.

Ansonia pre-schoolers made a trip to the park Wednesday to play on the equipment.

“We’ve received some compliments,” Welbaum concluded.

This is just one of many projects that resulted from the Queen of Hearts sales. The Queen of Hearts started up again on May 3 at the Whistle Stop.

PHOTO CAPTION: Numerous children haven’t gotten some enjoyment from this new piece of equipment at the village park in Ansonia. (Linda Moody photo)

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