MAY 2019: Thank you to the Curran, Feigel, Garrity, Mazur, Mclaughlin, Newell and Roth families for hosting the “Ditka Does Downers” experience and raising $215 for Lester Community Playground!
APRIL 2019: Suburban Life article
“It’s a big ask to raise over $350,000 to build an inclusive playground because people don’t understand what that means and why the state can’t assist with the funds, why the district won’t help because the funds just aren’t there,” said Patty Esslinger, president of Lester Community Playground. “It’s really up for the parents and the community to jump in and say, ‘This is really important, and it’s important for the community to come together and make this happen.’”
APRIL 2019: Thank you to Deanna McMahon Horner and Lisa Kelsey for organizing a recent kindergarten bowling event that raised a $175 donation to our playground fund. Thank you to all kindergarten families for your support!
FEBRUARY 2019: Happy 7th Birthday to Nicholas! He and his buddies celebrated his birthday by donating $515 to the Lester Community Playground!
Happy 6th birthday Delaney! Delaney is a kindergartner at Lester who thinks a playground for kids of all abilities in our neighborhood would be the ultimate gift. A huge thanks to Delaney for using her birthday party to raise funds toward our new inclusive playground! Her birthday party raised $1,240!
January 2019: International Day of Acceptance
January 2019: Starting out 2019 at SPENGA supporting Lester Community Playground!
OCTOBER 2018: NEW BASKETBALL HOOPS!
(Special thanks to Sport Court Midwest and Ed Kemp!)
OCTOBER 2019: New USA map on the blacktop!
(THANKS TO EAGLE SCOUT EVAN MILLER!)