Federal grant, student donations to help pay for guardrails

Donations from local students will help pay to install 4,000 feet of guardrails around ponds this year in Greenwood.

Clark Elementary School students raised $3,591 for guardrails in 2011 because a student’s parent died where a guardrail could’ve made an accident less serious, spokesman Cameron Rains said.

The city will now use the donations for a $206,241 project to put guardrails at 13 rain water retention ponds across the city. A federal grant is covering more than $200,000 of the costs of the project, which the city has been working on since 2011 to protect drivers on nearby streets.

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