EDITOR'S ADVISORY: Community gathers to celebrate new playground at UCSC Child Care Center

Members of the campus community will join children, parents, volunteers, and staff to celebrate the dedication of a new playground at a UC Santa Cruz child-care center.

What: Photo opportunity to celebrate the dedication of the new playground at the Granary Child Development Center at UC Santa Cruz

When: 2:30 - 3 p.m.; Friday, May 23, 2003

Who: UCSC Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood and other campus administrators will join children, parents, volunteers, and Granary staff. Campus leaders will include Francisco Hernandez, vice chancellor for Student Affairs; Jean Marie Scott, associate vice chancellor of Student Affairs; and Wilma Gold, director of Child Care Services.

Where: The Granary Child Development Center is located at the base of campus near the intersection of Bay and High streets

Background: A broad array of campus and community members came together to renovate the playground at the Granary Child Development Center, including members of the Kiwanis Club and its college affiliate, the Circle K Club; UCSC undergraduate Mark Ng, who launched the Empty Ink Cartridge Recycling Project to raise funds for new playground equipment; the UCSC Farm and Garden, which donated plants; parents in UCSC Family Student Housing who helped plant grass; First Five, Santa Cruz County's Children and Families Commission, which provided a grant to help fund the renovation; KaBoom, a Redwood City-based nonprofit organization that provides grants for community-supported playground renovations; and the California Department of Education, which also contributed financial support.

For more information, please call Granary Coordinator Sandy Paiva at (831) 426-3831.