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Mother initiates North Star playground fundraiser


January 17, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Kira King, left, and Jessica Troupe accept a check for $1,000 Tuesday in North Star Elementary School in Gildford from Shaud Schwarzbach of Northwest Farm Credit Services.

The North Star Elementary School playground was vandalized last summer and a Hingham woman has helped initiate a $50,000 fundraiser to not only repair but upgrade the playground.

Jessica Myers, mother of three, said she hopes to raise the money to build the ideal playground - to get everything on their wish list.

Northwest Farm Credit Services helped put a dent on that "lofty goal" Tuesday with a $1,000 check.

Havre Branch Manager Shaud Schwarzbach presented the check at 11 a.m. in the school gymnasium, where all the students gathered to thank Schwarzbach.

Myers had put in for a grant...

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