Orlo Elementary PTA is 'Forever Grateful' to Project Volunteers
The transformation of Orlo Avenue Elementary began on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The volunteers from East Side Construction broke ground and dug up the asphalt in the small play area on the corner of Orlo and Blanche Avenues. The crew from East Side Construction; Chris Voll, Lenny Estrella, Dave Case and Hank Vieira; gave up their paying job for a day to help out the local kids. For more information visit their website at www.eastsideconstruction.com.
On Sunday, April 15, 2012 over 50 volunteers showed up to build the play structure and lay down 90 yards of mulch into the playground area. In addition, two basketball hoops were installed in the back of the school. When the children return from spring break they will have a lot to smile about.
The Orlo Avenue PTA would like to sincerely thank all of the wonderful volunteers that helped make the dream of a playground at Orlo Avenue Elementary a reality.
We had the support of East Side Construction a local
business donating their time and equipment. Thanks again to Chris Voll, Lenny Estrella, Dave Case and Hank Vieirra for all of your hard work.
We also had nine volunteers from Bank RI donating their time on a beautiful Sunday to help out our community. Volunteers from Bank RI were: Pattie Saracino, Bob Ricci, Bob Lonschein, Monica Alves, Carl DeRosa, Victor Correia, Dan Sowa, Tanisha Lopes and Justin Medeiros. The support from Charles Tsonos, Chairman of the East Providence School Committee, Mayor Bruce Rogers, State Representative Bob DaSilva and Ed Catelli, Director of Facilities. As well as, community volunteers who have helped build a number of playgrounds in East Providence, Justin Anctil, Tony Ferriera, Freddie Ribka and Beverly LeFort. We also had parents, grandparents, teachers, neighbors, friends of the PTA and Orlo Alum lending a hand over the weekend. Thank you to: Kenny Quattrini, Fred Melo, Bryan Foley, Billy Mackenzie, Mike Palumbo, Gary Costa, David Kelleher, Mr & Mrs. Tanzi, Carla Silva, Suzanne Cabral, Lana Gordon, Joann Pacheco, Jennifer Thomson, Stephanie Thomson, Angel Souza and Josie Roias. The parents, children and community of Orlo Avenue Elementary are forever grateful for your hard work and commitment to make this happen.
We invite everyone to join us for the official ribbon cutting event, which is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.