2 Newburgh schools in competition for playground grant

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Two Newburgh schools are finalists in a contest for a $25,000 grant for a new playground.

Vails Gate STEAM Academy and Meadow Hills School K-8 are two of 78 schools that are finalists for the grant from Project Fit America.

Both schools currently have playgrounds for their younger students. The schools say they would use the new facility as part of their curriculum for gym classes and not just recess. They also say it would be open to the public after school.

Starting Friday, people can go online and vote for the schools to win the money. Project Fit America will give grants to the four schools with the most votes.

Voting will stop at the end of the month, and people can vote once a day per email address.

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