The Silex R-I School District recently finished installing playground equipment at both ballfields in Silex. 

The new equipment was donated by the seven daughters of Gene and Helen Dwyer. Their daughter Pam came up with the idea when attending her granddaughters ballgames. She saw kids running around with no where to play and talked to her six sisters who agreed the playground in memory of their parents was a wonderful idea.

Pictured with Pam is Jeanne Kirchoff at the softball field playground where a sign honors the memory of Gene and Helen Dwyer.