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Press-Republican Archives Surrounded by new and renovated playground equipment at St. John's Academy are those primarily responsible for the improvements. From left are Ed Miller, Sharron Perry, Darcy Mousseau, Nancy Freeland, Diane Wyand and Shirley Beverly. Added were the outdoor gym and merry-go-round. The swing and other equipment were renovated and the area was leveled and sodded. Many people donated time and materials for the project. The group also raised more than $7,400, with $3,000 coming from bottle drives. (1987)