Pink Hill Elementary School will receive additional playground and physical education equipment thanks to the grant frodm the Lenoir County Community Foundation.
The $550 grant award will go toward a basketball goal and other outdoor equipment as well as PE aids like yoga balls. The yoga balls will double as percussion instruments in Pink Hill’s music classes, according to kindergarten teacher Beverly McLawhorn.
McLawhorn is chair of the school’s grant committee, which wrote the grant application.
“All students in the school, from grades kindergarten through fifth, will benefit from this grant,” she said in accepting the check, presented at the July 11 meeting of the Rotary Club of Kinston.
In all, Lenoir County Community Foundation presented 2019 grant awards totaling $8,600. In addition to Pink Hill Elementary, they went to the Girl Scouts of the Coastal Pines, Hope Restoration, Kinston-Lenoir Friends of the Library, N.C. United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries, RADD and the Young Women’s Outreach Center.
Established in 1993, Lenoir County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.
Pink Hill Elementary School teacher Beverly McLawhorn, right, is congratulated on her school’s grant award by Kim Ball, North Carolina Community Foundation regional director.