Pleasantville school officials hope yogurt contest helps fund playground

    In the days of shrinking budgets and resources, school officials in Pleasantville, New Jersey are hoping that by eating yogurt, they’ll be able to fund a new playground for students.

    The Press of Atlantic City reports school officials at the South main Street School are looking to a promotion by the Dannon yogurt company that allows schools to accrue points by submitting codes found on the wrappers of specially marked products for a chance to win $20,000 toward a playground makeover or upgrade.

    The prize money would cover most of the cost of the $30,000 the school trying to raise, according to the Press of Atlantic City.

    School officials tell the Press of Atlantic City they’ve discussed the playground project on and off for several years.

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