Kids get new playground

From staff reports

McVEYTOWN – The children who attend the Snyder, Union, Mifflin Child Development Head Start Program in McVeytown are enjoying a new playground.

During the past few years, SUM Child Development and McVeytown Borough have invested in seesaws, benches, picnic tables, shade structures, fencing and mulch. They worked together to maintain the equipment and extend the life of the play structures as long as possible. However, the aging wooden equipment was splintering and could not be used safely.

New equipment was purchased with the assistance of the Mifflin County Community Development Block Grant funding. The developmentally appropriate playground provides a safe environment for the program. Additionally, the building and grounds are owned by the borough and the playground is available to the general public when Head Start is not in session.

SUM Child Development operates Head Start, Early Head Start, Child Care, Healthy Families America, School Age Child Care and other programs in McVeytown, Taylor Park and Lewistown, as well as several other sites in Snyder and Union counties. Visit for more information about these programs.