More than 30 volunteers turned out last week at the Bert Goens Learning Center to continue work to The Janice DiGiovanni Playground. Following initial construction of the playground in 2017, volunteers returned last Thursday and Friday to add a second set of swings, boosting that total up to 21, and another dual zip track.  Volunteers also added a five-piece outdoor exercise equipment area to fulfill DiGiovanni’s dream, surpassing the original three-piece. Four of the five pieces of exercise equipment are wheelchair accessible. The equipment features a chest press, lateral pull down, a shoulder rotator, hand-cycler, and recumbent bike. The Holland, MI,-based Sinclair Recreational, LLC. Inc., was expected to complete the final installation of equipment and handicap accessible surfacing this week at the site, located on the grounds of the Van Buren Intermediate School District in Lawrence. DiGiovanni served as the Learning Center’s principal for five years. She passed away in April of 2017, after being diagnosed with brain cancer in May of 2016.    

Courier-Leader photos/Paul Garrod

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