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Local Rotary Members Travel to Peru to Build Children's Playground

The Alderwood–Terrace Rotary Club will present a slideshow on the $10,000 project at a December meeting.

Editor's note: The following is a press release from the Alderwood-Terrace Rotary. 

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Eight members of Alderwood–Terrace Rotary Club travelled 5,200 miles to Cusco, Peru to build a playground in a remote village 30 miles outside of the city. The $10,000 project was paid for by the club as part of its international service commitment. 

The playground, including a swing set, climbing structure and a slide and tunnel system was installed at the school in Ancahuasi, Peru at an elevation of 11,200 feet. Four others from Edmonds, including two spouses and two guests, met up with 15 additional team members from the Chicago area to do the build in four days.

Without any tourism this village has very little income, other than their agrarian way of life. Community leaders and local residents and parents attended the dedication of the playground which was then swarmed by the children. 

Following the build, the team went to Machu Piccu, an ancient Inca site dating to the 15th century in a tropical mountain range. 

Members of the team will present a slide show of the project. Those interested in seeing the program on Friday, December 28, are welcome to attend as guests. Breakfast is served between 7 and 7:30am and the meeting is concluded by 8:30am. 

Members of Alderwood-Terrace Rotary represent many businesses around the community. They sponsor the Sharing Tree during the holidays at Alderwood Mall and perform a variety of community based service projects, including support of Clothes For Kids, and Pathways for Women. 

Alderwood Terrace Rotary Club is part of Rotary International, an association of 1.2 million business, professional and community leaders around the world. There are currently 33,000 clubs in 200 countries.

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