NHN Grant funds help provide playground privacy at Leakesville Elementary

Thanks to a Neighbors Helping Neighbors Community Grant from Singing River Electric, the playgrounds at Leakesville Elementary are safer and more secure for students.

The playgrounds border the main road, and the pickup car lines wrap around the perimeter.

“In the past, we’ve had issues with vehicles stopping along the fence to try and speak to students they knew,” explains CharLee Cook, Leakesville Elementary principal. “This can cause some safety and security issues for our students.”

The $2,139 grant allowed Leakesville Elementary to purchase 1,400 feet of privacy screen and fasteners to attach the screen to the existing chain link fencing.

“As a lifetime member of Singing River Electric and a former SRE Youth Leadership representative, I know firsthand the positive outcomes that are realized by investing in future members,” adds Cook.

The historic Leakesville Elementary has housed area students since the 1960s and is home to the largest student body in the Greene County School District.

For more information on Singing River Electric’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Community Grant program, visit www.singingriver.com/my-community. The next application deadline is January 12, 2024.

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