James’ playhouse theme announced

The team behind Rick and Vicki James’ custom-built playhouse announced its theme and handed approved designs over to the builders at Michael Kinder and Sons last week.

Antebellum Jam(es)boree” draws its inspiration from the antebellum style of architecture of the Southern United States.  A dapper tea host or imaginary belles of the ball will delight with this creation in their own backyard.  Elevatus Architecture is the firm behind this creative playhouse.

Michael Kinder and Sons will be constructing the playhouse in advance of Early Childhood Alliance’s May 17 fundraising event, Play it Forward to Spark a Future.

Three custom-built playhouses will be featured auction items at the May 17 event.

The finished playhouses will be unveiled at a Tincaps game at Parkview Field on May 13, and on display for the public May 13-17.

The Early Childhood Alliance fundraising event, Play It Forward to Spark a Future, is Wednesday, May 17 at 6:00 pm in Parkview Field’s Lincoln Financial Event Center. Tickets are $150 each, and go on sale March 27. Bids for the playhouses will be taken both at the event and remotely.

Proceeds from the annual event supports early education for young children. Since 2007, ECA has raised nearly $310,000 through the annual special event.

Playhouse Teams

Play it Forward playhouse sponsored by STAR Bank. Designed by MKM architecture + design (Fort Wayne). Contractor builder The Hagerman Group (Fort Wayne). To support the auction at Early Childhood Alliance fundraising event.