Lewis County Adds to School Campus

Lewis County Adventist School (LCAS) in Chehalis, Wash., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 28 to celebrate the completion of the first phase of its new playground.

This school campus was rebuilt from the ground up three years ago. The school met temporarily in the Chehalis Church while the new school facility was built on the same location as the old facility.

LCAS has been adding to its campus facility as funds are available. To purchase the playground equipment, the school held a dinner auction in May with the goal of raising funds to purchase two swing sets at $1,800 each.

By the end of the dinner auction, donors contributed more than $18,000. The school had multiple donations from local businesses and stores, parents, and church members. These donations allowed the school — with a few additional summer garage sale fundraisers — to purchase and install the whole first phase of the new playground and ground cover.

David Glenn, Chehalis Church pastor, participated in the playground dedication. “This is a preview of what Heaven will be, where the city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there,” Glenn said. “We are not playing in the streets [here], but the school’s playground will be filled with children playing.”