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Tioga Raises Money for Students a New Playground

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TIOGA, TEXAS--Students at Tioga ISD will have more outside free time.  The school is holding events to help raise money for a new playground.

After 30 years of use, school officials know it's time for a new playground and the students are even donating their own money.  With a goal of $25,000, the school is hosting multiple fundraising events to offset the cost. 

It's not just the look that needs an update, but the drainage system is causing problems forcing the kids to take their recess time inside.  Another concern, safety.  The equipment is old, some of it made of metal, so the school is hoping to put in new equipment that is fun and safe for the students. 

The new playground will not only benefit students during school, but it will provide aid in after school activities.  By summer, the school hopes to begin construction, they have already raised $13,000.

If you want to help Tioga ISD you can donate money to the Tioga ISD playground fund at the Texas Star bank.  Another way to help out, join in on the golf tournament happening on May 22nd.  Sponsors and teams are still needed, to find out more you can contact Tioga ISD at (940) 437-2366 or contact Texas Star bank (940) 437-9900.

Christina Lusby, Reports.