Monday, March 29, 2010

Locals Join Forces, Raising Money To Replace Aging Playground Equipment...

More info on the LRCC Daycare playground in the BLC News Section Belknap Landscape Company recently offered their landscape design-build skills and construction services, along with the BLC marketing horsepower, to the Elm Street Elementary School in Laconia, NH. The Lakeport Community Association, a private catering company and now BLC, among others, have all joined forces to help the Elm Street School PTO raise money to replace aging playground equipment.

A group of PTO members and concerned parents formed an offshoot of the PTO called Volunteers In Service To Elm Street School - know locally as "VISTESS". Elm Street principal Eric Johnson and PTO President Trish Poliquin are spearheading this effort. PTO and VISTESS head Trish Poliquin said the organization hopes to raise $50,000 for the playground equipment.

"The playground equipment has been there a long time, as evidenced by parent's comments that, as children at the same Elm Street School, they played on the very same equipment" said Poliquin, who continued "Some of the wooden play equipment has started to rot and the metal equipment - like the the jungle gyms - are rusting. We also need help with drainage, especially under the swing sets".

The next fundraiser is a raffle of sports paraphernalia which has been organized by VISTESS volunteer Kara Stanley. (for more information contact Kara at

First Prize is 4 tickets to a Boston Bruins game
Second Prize is 2 tickets to a Red Sox game
Third Prize is 2 NASCAR tickets

Tickets are $5 each or five for $20s and there is still time - the drawing is March 30th at the popular Patrick's Pub in Gilford, NH.

An example of Belknap Landscape's playground specific work is the LRCC Daycare at Busy Corners in Laconia. This is a naturalized playground area utilizing reclaimed materials, setting a terrific example for area youth, something VISTESS is considering as thier design plans come together. Designed by Stephanie Sanford, NHCLP*
Landscape Designer and Waterfront Permitting Specialist, the design even incorporated a fiberglass boat, set in place with the Belknap crane, a design consistant with our lakeside community. For your unique, environmental freindly landscape design, please contact Steph at or call 603.528.2798 ext. 28 for more information.

*New Hampshire Certified Landscape Professional
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Belknap Landscape Company Inc. (BLC) is a client-focused Design Build firm providing:

· Permitting Services with a specialization in NH wetlands permitting in compliance with the CSPA
· Design Services – Certified Designers using Vectorworks Landmark CAD software
· State of the Art equipment and tools, including using an Arborist’s Air Spade to save large trees
· Full-service landscape Construction Management - both commercial and high-end residential clients
· Projects brought in on time and within budget

For more information on your commercial or residential landscape project call the experts!

Contact: Jerry O'Donnell, Construction Operations Manager
Belknap Landscape Company, Inc.
Construction Division
Village West - 25 Country Club Road Unit 302
Gilford NH 03249
Mobile: 603 455 5912
Office: 603 528 2798 ext 15

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