---- — DERRY — After a long, cold winter, even a school playground needs some tender loving care in the spring.
South Range Elementary School’s playground got some spring cleaning last Friday.
The school’s PTA gathered students, staff members and families for an afternoon of general playground cleanup and some gardening.
Volunteers planted five apple trees during the afternoon project. They also planted some herbs in a garden that will be used for a future school project.
The playground workers collected bags of trash and other debris during the cleanup.