When we discovered that the main timbers of our kids play structure, the SS Ponderosa, were badly rotting out, we weren't sure if we could pull together the money and work hours needed to get her rebuilt. Through the years the SS Ponderosa has been incredibly popular with the Heartwood kids so we were committed to seeing her sail again.
Long story, short, after hundreds of volunteer work hours and thousands of dollars, we recently celebrated the rebirth of the SS Ponderosa.
It was a story of renewal. In today's throwaway culture, it felt great to reuse many of the materials from the original SS Ponderosa, clean them up, give them a fresh coat of paint, and incorporate them into the new SS Ponderosa.
And it was a story of working together. Some community members put in just a few hours and others put in hundreds. Some folks are skilled carpenters and others no-so-much, but no matter, everyone found a place and made a significant contribution. Not one of us could have done it alone, but we were able to do it together.
Mostly rebuilding our SS Ponderosa was a story about investing in our kids. We value our kids being able to play outdoors. A beautiful new SS Ponderosa draws kids away from their screens for fresh air, exercise, and Colorado sunshine with their friends.
Yours in Community,