[caption id="attachment_4952" align="aligncenter" width="600"]<a href="http:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2014\/08\/SS-Linwood-1.jpg"><img src="http:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2014\/08\/SS-Linwood-1.jpg" alt="Linwood Daycare kids pose with the new playground equipment during the birthday celebration. S. Stewart photo" width="600" height="396" class="size-full wp-image-4952" \/><\/a> Linwood Daycare kids pose with the new playground equipment during the birthday celebration. S. Stewart photo[\/caption]\r\n\r\nAt the first birthday celebration of Linwood Community Daycare Friday, the children unveiled a new playground.\r\n\r\nThe playground, made and installed by LES Playgrounds, of Elkins, was put in place in one week with the help of community volunteers. The project was made possible through donations and support from: Pocahontas County Parks and Recreation, Try This! West Virginia, Keys for Healthy Kids, Snowshoe Mountain Resort, the Benedum Foundation, Unicare, West Virginia Department of Education Child Nutrition, the Division of Health and Human Resources and Beckwith Lumber.\r\n\r\nThe Linwood Community Daycare has achieved a lot in its first year. Director and president of the daycare board Tracey Valach said the work has been a community effort.\r\n\r\n\u201cThis whole thing is just a big community thing,\u201d Valach said. \u201cIf it wasn\u2019t for Snowshoe Foundation, we wouldn\u2019t have the money. If it wasn\u2019t for the Episcopal Ministries, we wouldn\u2019t have our nonprofit status. It\u2019s a big community effort. It\u2019s cool. We like it like that. Everyone is helping each other.\u201d\r\n\r\nAs part of the celebration, Jason Hall provided music, David McLaughlin brought a pony for children to ride and there were inflatable castles for endless entertainment. Guests were also given tours of the daycare\u2019s garden and classrooms.\r\n\r\nStaff for the daycare are Beth Wilfong, Jessica Hays, Nancy Swecker and Marita Dragan. The facility is located in the Linwood Community Library and is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It serves children ages six weeks to 12 years.\r\n\r\nFor more information on the Linwood Daycare, call 304-572-6580.