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Volunteers worked last month setting out items at Woodbury Baptist Church's indoor rummage sale, which benefited an effort to send playground equipment to a sister church in Costa Rica.

Woodbury Baptist's playground project aims to spread light

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When Woodbury Baptist Church members visited their sister church in Costa Rica, they had a chance to eyeball the playground equipment there.


Cindy Klatt, area missions leader for the church, remembered it well: two broken teeter-totters, a 1960s-era slide and two broken swing sets.

Really rough stuff.

"And yet the kids of the neighborhood flock there," she said of the equipment at Mansion de Luz church in La Guacima, Costa Rica.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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