2nd grader Jonah Smith read a poem at the playground unveiling at Kurth Primary.

Lillian Holcombe read a letter to the donors from Kurth Primary.

It was a beautiful day for a playground unveiling. After a week of cold rain, students at Kurth Primary were able to climb and play and personally thank the donors of their new play facility.

Second grader Jonah Smith recited a poem and Lillian Holcombe read a letter to thank the people who made it possible for the children to have new playground equipment. In the audience stood Lufkin ISD Administration, employees from Pilgrims Lufkin and philanthropist and CEO of My Pillow Michael Lindell.

Kurth Primary would also like to thank the contribution from the Z&OO Railroad. Those who were recognized were donors who gave more than $5,000 to the playground equipment and installation.

Minutes after the plaques were received and photos taken, the students raced to the top and took full advantage of their new playground.



Michael Lindell (middle) receives a plaque from the students and staff at Kurth Primary for contributing to provide the new playground.

Employees from Pilgrims Lufkin Arturo Fernandez, Yesenia Espinoza and Sarah Olalde pose with students and staff at Kurth Primary. Pilgrims donated money to purchase picnic tables that surround the playground.


Also pictured from Kurth – Wendi Williams, Kurth Principal Dana Bickley, Ramona Elliott, Aimee Meyers.
From Administration – Assistant Superintendent Shelly Slaton and Superintendent Lynn Torres.