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Vote for the Miller School Playground

by Margaret Amlicke


The Fred W Miller Playground is nominated for a Clorox Power a Bright Future grant. This program is a vote-in competition to get a $50k or $25k grant to help pay for the new playground. Whichever nominee gets the most votes, wins the grant.
When: From October 24, 2011 through December 9, 2011, vote once a day.
How: You have the opportunity to vote online at and via text once a day for our program.
Please help by taking a minute to vote:
1.Text to vote**
·      To vote for Fred W. Miller Playground text "clorox4489" to 44144
·      Vote one time every day...
·      Spread the word...
**Msg and Data Rates May Apply.
2.Vote online***
·      Log on to and search for Holliston, MA or go directly to our program page at:
·      Vote one time every day...
·      Spread the word...
***To vote online, you'll need to register first, then be logged-in each subsequent time. Please make sure to confirm your online vote.
Invite your family, friends and colleagues to spread the word and help bring a new playground to the Miller School.
If you have any questions, please email us at or visit our website at (For official grant program rules, please visit
Or you can click on the ad here on to go directly to the voting page.
Thank you for your support!

Comments (3)

Glad to participate but did we mistakenly build a non-ADA compliant playground 16 years ago? Maybe the ADA guidance just changed to the point where the current facilities no longer comply? Just what do we now need to fix or change to meet compliance? Regardless of getting a grant, If we don't include adequate maintenance as a given life cycle cost of having a facility isn't building again and expecting a different outcome the definition of something?

Don MacLeod | 2011-11-06 14:43:08

Mr. Mades, One item is that it is not ADA compliant. Our school district has made a huge committment to serving students of all abilities. Students with disabilities, which includes an ever growing population in wheelchairs or with autism, possess the same rights to access our play structures. In addition, the age(16 years of daily use by hundreds of children) of the structure is begining to cause the school to dismantle sections of the structure so as not to become a safety hazard to our students. Please feel free to contact me with further questions at

Donald Gray | 2011-11-06 09:32:55

what is specifically wrong with the playground?

andrew mades | 2011-11-06 07:12:05