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March 18, 2014

Retired school bus adds to park playground

Corsicana — It’s taken its place next to another retired vehicle, and already a fun place to play.

A retired Corsicana Independent School District bus has joined a retired Corsicana Fire Department engine as a new playground attraction in Corsicana’s Community Park.

The CISD Board of Trustees approved the donation last fall, and the Parks and Recreation Department got the bus all spruced up and ready for its new “life” as a play fixture for kids. The bus was set and officially “opened for play” on Friday, March 14.

Sharla Allen, parks and recreation director for the city of Corsicana, expressed her thanks to the CISD Superintendent Dr. Diane Frost along with members of the school board for the donation; the parks board, city council and city manager for sharing her vision for the new addition to the park; Travis Steele of Steele Remodeling for assistance provided in the project, and to Carolyn Yates of Little Red School House for supplying the first bunch of kids to enjoy the new attraction.

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