One June 1 a group of 17 volunteers installed the final play structure of the Pat O'Hagan Memorial Playground at Miller's Run School in Sheffield.
A fund-raising committee made up of members of the school board and the Friends of Miller's Run PTO raised the funds and completed the playground structure on June 2. The first stage of the playground for preschool and kindergarten was completed in November, replacing the playground and swings.
A fund-raising letter sent to the residents of Wheelock and Sheffield raised $10,500. The committee also successfully wrote and was awarded grants from the following organizations: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, the Green Mountain Fund from the Vermont Community Foundation, and the Ronald McDonald House Charity Foundation. The playground will be dedicated to Pat O'Hagan in the fall.