Lexington Kids Win New Playground

Kids attending newly built Wellington Elementary will soon be enjoying a new, state-of-the-art playground, courtesy of the Pepsi Refresh Project, which accepts grant ideas online and then awards up to 50-thousand dollars to those receiving the most votes.

 Wellington parent Stacy Heilig's playground application won, mostly thanks to 11-thousand bottle caps with "power vote" codes Heilig and others collected. Individuals voted using Facebook and Twitter. The new playground, set for completion around Halloween, was the first big project embraced by Wellington's fledgling PTA..