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Chabad To The Rescue

When Sandy slammed into Compo Beach Monday night, the playground took a direct hit.

Tons of sand covered one of the most popular places for kids, even in fall and winter.

Cleaning a playground is low on the town’s priority list. So when Chabad of Westport Rabbi Yehuda Kantor offered the services of his Hebrew School class wherever it was needed, Parks and Rec director Stuart McCarthy mentioned the playground.

Starting at 10 this morning, 60 children and parents worked as ferociously to restore the site as Sandy had to wreck it.

Rabbi Yehuda Kantor (left) and some of his Chabad helpers.

Tim Burke from Parks and Rec supervised the effort. Pete Romano supplied a trailer filled with shovels and other tools.

Thanks to the great Chabad/Parks and Rec/Pete Romano partnership, the “play” is already back in playground.

Pete Romano supplied a trailer filled with tons of tools. (Photos by Avi Kaner)