Students Get Spruced-Up Playground Thanks to Non-Profit

By KOLR10 News

Published 05/05 2014 07:05PM

Updated 05/05 2014 07:06PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Students at Cowden Elementary started back to school this week with a spruced-up playground.

Over the weekend, several volunteers with the non-profit group Better Life in Recovery helped paint and pick up trash at the playground.

Better Life in Recovery encourages recovering addicts to find ways to give back to the community.

Springfield Public Schools paid for the materials for the clean-up project.

Volunteers were there Saturday for about 9 hours.

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