Voters have spoken


Kids choose playground piece

By Mindy Kearns - Special to the Register



Children attending the Mason Fourth of July festival had the opportunity to choose which piece of playground equipment the town would purchase next for the park. The winner was a dome climber, which has already been ordered. Pictured are several of the children as they vote.

Children attending the Mason Fourth of July festival had the opportunity to choose which piece of playground equipment the town would purchase next for the park. The winner was a dome climber, which has already been ordered. Pictured are several of the children as they vote.


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A co-swing that allows a parent and child, or siblings to swing together, is a recent addition to the Stewart-Johnson V.F.W./Lottie Jenks Memorial Park in Mason. Donations have been received by the town for park playground upgrades, which the town has matched.


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MASON — Children in the Town of Mason recently learned a lesson in democracy, while upgrades to a local park were being planned.

The Mason Town Council asked for assistance in updating playground equipment at the Stewart-Johnson V.F.W./Lottie Jenks Memorial Park this summer. Local businesses have stepped up with several donations, which are being matched by the town.

After two pieces of playground equipment were purchased, town officials decided to take a different approach for the third piece, letting children vote for their favorite. During the Mason Fourth of July festival, photos of various playground equipment were displayed on a table, and the youngsters voted for the piece they wanted on the playground next.

According to Mayor Donna Dennis, the vote was close, but the winner was a dome climber. The climber has been ordered and will soon be delivered and erected.

Coming in a close second, she added, was a merry-go-round. If more donations are received, it will be the next to be ordered.

Two new items were added to the playground prior to the vote. They included a five-point harness swing, that is able to accommodate children with limited abilities, and a co-swing that allows for a parent and child, or siblings, to swing together while facing each other.

Children attending the Mason Fourth of July festival had the opportunity to choose which piece of playground equipment the town would purchase next for the park. The winner was a dome climber, which has already been ordered. Pictured are several of the children as they vote.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/07/web1_7.26-Play-1.jpgChildren attending the Mason Fourth of July festival had the opportunity to choose which piece of playground equipment the town would purchase next for the park. The winner was a dome climber, which has already been ordered. Pictured are several of the children as they vote. Mindy Kearns | Courtesy

A co-swing that allows a parent and child, or siblings to swing together, is a recent addition to the Stewart-Johnson V.F.W./Lottie Jenks Memorial Park in Mason. Donations have been received by the town for park playground upgrades, which the town has matched.
https://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2019/07/web1_7.26-Play-2.jpgA co-swing that allows a parent and child, or siblings to swing together, is a recent addition to the Stewart-Johnson V.F.W./Lottie Jenks Memorial Park in Mason. Donations have been received by the town for park playground upgrades, which the town has matched. Mindy Kearns | Courtesy
Kids choose playground piece

By Mindy Kearns

Special to the Register

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at mindykearns1@hotmail.com.

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at mindykearns1@hotmail.com.