The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


May 15, 2014

Playworld Systems enhances Kidsburg

LEWISBURG — Kidsburg in Lewisburg is getting a makeover, complete with new, never-before installed equipment, courtesy of local play equipment manufacturer Playworld Systems.

At a borough council work session Tuesday, Kevin Cook, sales director of Playworld, presented about the project, along with Julie Godfrey, product manager.

The new equipment will be provided and installed free of charge, the borough must simply take down the current equipment, a castle structure and swing set in the area, said Lewisburg Borough Manager Chad Smith.

“The problem with the current piece, is that it was a prototype that they no longer make,” he said. “So maintenance and upkeep is a problem.”

The tear-down should be complete by the end of July, with installation of the new equipment to begin in August, Cook said.

The new equipment will provide children the opportunity to not only play, but an opportunity to learn and grow with pieces designed to encourage social interaction and discovery, Cook said.

“Play is not a luxury, is vital to human development,” he said.

The company also appreciates and wants to be a part of the greater Lewisburg community, Cook said.

“We believe in the town and we believe in the borough, and this is just one way to share what we do,” he said.

Once installed, the new equipment will be photographed by Playworld for possible use in the company’s 2015 catalog and during product training, Cook said.

The current equipment that is being taken down cannot be reused and will be disposed of, Smith said.

“It’s not something that can be taken down and relocated,” he said.

Smith called Playworld a “superior partner” to the borough and said he hopes the Kidsburg area, located in Hufnagle Park, will become a place people seek out to play in.

“Kidsburg will be a destination, that has equipment that has not been exposed to the world yet,” he said.

Text Only
  • Tawny Dog owners not surprised to learn pooches get jealous

    DANVILLE — Dogs are often considered man’s best friend, but a recent study shows that pooches can get a little green over how much time you spend with other canines.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • lottery Big lottery payouts pay off for seniors

    HARRISBURG — State lottery officials say less means more for seniors.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donations to Budd family near $60,000

    SHAMOKIN DAM — The Valley continues to give as fundraisers keep forming and donations steadily pour in for the Budd family, of Ohio, while Sharon Budd continues her fight back from drastic injuries suffered when a rock thrown from an Interstate 80 overpass in Union County slammed through the windshield of the family’s vehicle three weeks ago.

    July 30, 2014

  • B-17 fly-over to honor 'Dutch' VanKirk

    NORTHUMBERLAND — A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress will soar in honor of the late Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk during his graveside services Tuesday morning.

    July 30, 2014

  • dogs31.jpg Is Spike spiteful?

    Dog is often considered man’s best friend, but a recent study shows he may be a little green over how much time you spend with other pooches.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • CORBETT_TomC.jpg Corbett: VanKirk helped to save the world

    Gov. Tom Corbett today issued the following statement on the death of Northumberland County native Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk, the last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay:

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Afraid of grandson? "Now I am," Amanda Trometter says

    Erick Trometter slept with hunting and butcher knives beside his bed while living with the grandmother he allegedly attacked on the morning he was shot after allegedly pulling a knife on a city police officer.

    July 30, 2014

  • vk1.jpg Ted VanKirk: Seen from above

    The Daily Item is republishing online its spring 2012 interview with Northumberland native Ted “Dutch” VanKirk, the navigator of the Enola Gay, which dropped the first of two atomic bombs on Japan in 1945. The story appeared in Inside Pennsylvania magazine. VanKirk died Monday in Georgia at age 93.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • vankirk_ted1.jpg “The Japanese were beaten before we even dropped the bomb”

    Compared to the 58 other missions they ran together, the one they were assigned to carry out on Aug. 6, 1945 was easy.
    There would be no return fire, flying conditions were ideal, and if all went according to plan, they would be back to the base in Tinian by nightfall.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • Ritz-Craft Ritz-Craft to hire 60 for Mifflinburg plant

    MIFFLINBURG — Sixty jobs are coming to Mifflinburg as a Ritz-Craft production facility that went dark seven years ago amid the housing downturn will come back on line during the next few months, company officials announced Tuesday.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

The Daily Marquee

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.