Thieves Grab Materials for School Playground

March 18, 2005 –– A 20-foot shipping container filled with 18 boxes of rubberized mulch disappeared from the Creek bulkhead Wednesday, St. John School on Gifft Hill co-administrator Sabrina Bobert said Friday.
While she has little hope of getting the container back, she hopes that someone will spot the rubberized mulch because it was intended for use as ground covering at the school's Early Learning Center playground.
The school is offering a reward to anyone who locates the missing material.
It was to be used in a playground renovation scheduled to begin Monday.
"The mulch is useless for anything but a playground, so I don't know why anyone would take it," the school's early childhood principal, Beth Knight, said.
The rubberized mulch was manufactured by Rubberific!, and is a brownish earth tone in color and made of rubber.
"It looks like wood chips, but it's plastic," Bobert said.
Bobert said that someone spotted what looked like part of the container on St. Thomas, which makes her believe that someone took the container back to St. Thomas.
Anyone seeing the rubberized mulch is asked to call the school at 776-1730 or 776-6595.
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