Have a Buddy, Need a Buddy?
Last school year, third grader Regan Mroz brought a newspaper clipping to me about the bud-dy bench project that a boy named Christian Bucks began at his school. The article told how Christian’s school installed a buddy bench on their playground where students who needed a buddy to play with would sit and a fellow student would see them and ask them to come along and play. Regan and I agreed that it would be a great addition to our playground area. So at our annual Gala, our One Cause auction item was to ask for donations towards a buddy bench and some other playground improvements. We were blessed with a great response which allowed for the purchase and installation of a buddy bench, two new pieces of play-ground equipment and some repairs to the playground tiles.