Gurganus Elementary wins money for new playground in contest

Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 17:28 PM.

They were joined by a human-sized, red and white walking cell phone called Cellby, which was entertaining to the children in classes from kindergarten through fifth grade.

“We are certainly proud to be part of this,” said Dee Taylor, director of sales for U.S. Cellular’s Southeast territory.

“It’s extremely important to U.S. Cellular to be part of the community and to be about giving back to the community. Many of our associates live and work in the community, and this is a great day for us to give back to the community the $25,000 for their playground.”

Gurganus was one of 4,000 schools that received votes in the contest.

Since 2008, the company has awarded $4.5 million to 76 schools across the United States. North Carolina schools have received $850,000. 



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