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All hands on deck

Dear Editor:

What did a parent-teacher group in Basalt do when a tremendous tractor-trailer load of much-needed mulch was dumped on the elementary school playground a week before the first day of class? We rallied our excellent volunteers who are pictured pushing wheelbarrows, shovels and rakes on our Facebook page, PIE-Basalt Elementary School.

And though they fought hard and took only a little pizza break, there remained a daunting pile of wood chips. In came the town of Basalt to the rescue, sending one of its finest, Bentley Henderson, director of Public Works, on a skid steer to put that mulch in its place.

Bravo and thanks to all of these wonderful players in our Basalt Elementary School “Playground Success Story.”

Sara O’Connor and Stacy Keating

Basalt Elementary PIE