Bingo Funds New Playground at Berwick ‘Y’.

BERWICK, Pa.-- Kids in Berwick are fired up since their day care just got a brand-new playground.The new equipment at the Berwick Area YMCA was made possible thanks, in big part, to bingo players.Small children lined up outside the Berwick Area YMCA holding signs thanking"BPW, "the Business and Professional Women's Club of Berwick.The kids thanked them since the women bought the kids new play area equipment.

"Our significant fundraiser for BPW is our bingo charity event. We have actually had a couple small ones throughout the year, however that's the majority of where we're raising all our funds. We more than happy to be able to give it back to our neighborhood,"stated club member Camille Laubach.After the ribbon was cut, the kids raced onto their brand-new playground. "This is fantastic. Look at them. They've been waiting, probably since we told them

about it back in the middle of May, end of May, that they were getting

a brand-new play area. They have been talking every day,' When is my playground going to be ready? When is my play area going to be prepared?' "stated childcare director Katie Knight.The old play area equipment had actually been here for about seven years. The staff at the YMCA tells Newswatch 16 this is a much-needed upgrade.Employees at the Berwick Location YMCA state the day care has children from 6 weeks old to 5 years of ages. They will all get to use this play space every day. There is even a canopy for the babies to sit under and get fresh air.Some of the kids already have a preferred part. "I like the huge, the big slide,"said Alena Crispell. "I like the huge slide, "concurred Katie Fathel.The Business and Expert Women's Club of Berwick raised nearly $5,000 for the new play ground devices.