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Fund-raisers are planned for a picnic pavilion that will be built by residents and is expected to complement Silver Creek Central School's playground, which was also built by residents.

The idea for the project surfaced in March during the playground's 10th-year anniversary party, said Mary Shaw, a picnic pavilion committee member.

"We realized the playground gave the kids a place to play and gave the community a real sense of accomplishment," Ms. Shaw said.

Fund-raisers for the pavilion in the works include:

Community dance on Aug. 9, in conjunction with the Northern Lights Theatre Group, with both groups splitting the proceeds.

Middle and high school dance in late August and early September.

Children's carnival for fall.

"Selling" boards to adults for $2 and nails to children for a nickel.

The committee has applied for a grant with the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation and could receive between $500 to $5,000. The Silver Creek Central School parents group has donated $500.

Work on the pavilion is expected to get under way by October, Ms. Shaw said. The pavilion should be ready for use by the spring.

Volunteers are urged to contact School Board members Maryann White and Judy Metzger who are co-chairwomen of the committee.

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