Monroe Elementary School students will see playground improvements soon, thanks to a generous donation from Security National Bank and Park Avenue Thrift.
Together, the community partners presented a $1,500 check to the school on Friday afternoon. While a larger playground upgrade is being planned, the donated funds will allow the school to quickly improve the safety material/ground cover beneath the current structure.
Security National Bank and Park Avenue Thrift are both longtime supporters of Enid Public Schools. From school supply drives and art contests to financial donations and volunteering, both entities have made meaningful investments in EPS and its students, school officials said.
“It is an honor and privilege to work in a community that is dedicated to impacting and improving the lives of children,” Scott Allen, Monroe Assistant Principal, said. “Both of these organizations are wonderful examples of our community’s commitment to changing kids’ lives. Their gift will certainly impact Monroe students every day, and we are extremely grateful.”
The Monroe staff, including administrators and teacher Robyn Walker, said the donation will allow them to fulfill the first step needed to enhance their aging playground.
“We want to say thank you for this contribution,” Howard Barton, Monroe Principal, said. “We will continue our quest for a safer and better playground area, not only for our students, but for our community as well. We appreciate the kindness of Security National Bank and Park Avenue Thrift.”
Security National Bank of Enid was chartered in 1905, before statehood, and is locally owned and operated. SNB offers a full range of banking and financial products for personal and business customers. The bank focuses its efforts on improving and serving Enid community.