September 17, 2013

Dedication of a CedarWorks Mountain playset

Filed under: Preschool — Sue Dirosario @ 4:02 pm

The dedication of a CedarWorks Mountain playset took place on Tuesday at Broadreach Family & Community Services’ Mid-Coast Children’s Services location in Rockland.  CedarWorks owner Barrett Brown donated the structure to the non-profit organization which serves pre-school children with early childhood programs and services.


From left to right:  Helen Kosmo, CCC-Sp, Board Member of Broadreach Family & Community Services, Mary Bailey, Director of Early Childhood Education Operations, Broadreach, Kate Quinn Finlay, Executive Director, Broadreach, Barrett Brown, Owner/President, CedarWorks, Teri Kenniston, Customer Service Manager, CedarWorks, and Allison Heidorn, Marketing Coordinator, CedarWorks

Kate Quinn Finlay shared the deep appreciation felt at the Broadreach organization for the generous gift and what it will mean for the many young children who will have an opportunity to have access such a fine quality playset.  Noting the star shapes cut into the wood of the structure for children to “peek out” on various levels of the large playset, Kate Quinn Finlay shared an excerpt from Max Ehrmann’s Desiderata, “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.  And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.”

Children will arrive for their first day of preschool on September 12th when they will be able to test out the new playset for themselves.  It is one of the largest outdoor models that CedarWorks makes and retails for over $14,000.  CedarWorks has been crafting child, parent, and earth-friendly playsets for over three decades.  Their company location in Rockport produces highly customizable indoor and outdoor children’s playsets and playset/furnishings with a unique modular system. Those purchasing CedarWorks products can work with the company’s design experts to create a set unique to their own needs. CedarWorks also creates classic outdoor furniture for children and adults such as picnic tables, chairs, benches, rockers, and tables.

Broadreach Family & Community Services is a private, non-profit organization that provides a wide range of programs for people of all ages in Waldo and Knox Counties.  The agency is supported by private contributions and foundation funding, client fees, contributions from United Mid-Coast Charities, United Way of Eastern Maine, appropriations from local municipalities and government contracts and funding.  In addition to preschool and collaborative Pre-Kindergarten programs, Broadreach offers Youthlinks after school and summer programming for middle and high school students in Knox County, case management services for children through adults in throughout the service region, and programs that help create strong and resilient families in the mid-coast area.