PALMER — The Ellis County Landfill has donated pipe to the Palmer Christian Child Care and Day School which will be use to enclose the new playground facilities of the school

“We really appreciate them,” said Bill Glendening, chairman of the school’s board. “They told us that they just wanted to be good neighbors to us.”

Palmer Christian Child Care and Day School is making room for more children.

A ministry of First Baptist Church of Palmer, the school has been in operation since the church purchased the private daycare, located at 203 W. Jefferson, in Palmer 15 years ago.

The school is relocating to 510 S. Dallas, just about a half-mile from downtown Palmer.

“We bought two acres out here about eight years ago, and this building has been in the planning all this time,” said board chairman Bill Glendening, who noted that the new steel-framed Austin stone structure will contain 15,000 square feet of space. The building will accommodate 250 children, from infant to 12 years old.

School director Kim Pistole directs 22 staff members and has been with the school for 13 years.

“I just want to thank the community for their support during the past 15 years, and we look forward to serving them in our new facility,” Pistole said.

Pistole noted that the school presently has 135 children enrolled in the present location. “We have outgrown our old facilities and the board as well as the church membership and parents are looking forward to having room to grow as we move into the new facility, which is scheduled for opening June 1, 2008,” Pistole said.

“We are so appreciative of the wonderful donation of the materials by the Ellis County Landfill to build the fence,” board member John Blocker said.

The Palmer Christian Child Care and Day School is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. For further information, e-mail fbcchildcare@academicplanet.com or call 972-449-3684.

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