CATAWISSA RR - Volunteers are needed Saturday to help erect new playground equipment at Southern Columbia Area's G.C. Hartman Elementary School.

In the fall of 2012, a group of parents in HART, the elementary PTO association, began a campaign called "Pennies for Our Playground." The goal was to raise $30,000 to purchase new playground equipment for students. The campaign was a great success, and through penny collections, box top drives and fundraising, $38,000 was raised.

Weather permitting, the work will take place starting at 8 a.m. An eight-hour day is expected.

The goal of organizers is to have the playground equipment in place ready for erection. Concrete will be poured as well.

As many as 40 volunteers are needed; however, they must be age 18 or older for liability reasons.

Those interested should email Sherry Humphrey, committee chairwoman, at