The students and staff at Raymond Elementary School (RES) are ready to celebrate in many ways. Yes, it’s true, summer vacation has made its way here again, but the real celebration is in honoring the Maine National Guard as they begin working to create a new and safe playground that will be ready for students next year. As a result, the students and staff invite the community to join them with a free Ice Cream Social on Sunday, June 25 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Alissa Messer, a parent who has been working diligently with school and town administrators on the playground project, stated that the children are looking forward to this event. “The students have been counting down the days until the military arrive and are really excited to show them our appreciation for investing in the Raymond community,” Messer said.
Messer also stated that the soldiers will arrive at the schools on Friday, June 16. She would like to remind the community that both school properties, RES and Jordan Small Middle School, will be closed to the public until July 2. “The exception to this will be Jordan Small Middle school baseball field,” Messer explained.
The celebration will be held on the construction playground site behind RES which will be open to the public for this hour long event and will allow the community to see the engineered project at its midway completion.