New Home For Pirate Playhouse

Thursday, March 15th 2007, 10:10 am

By: News On 6

A three-story pirate ship was created as a centerpiece for the Home and Garden Show. It was designed and built here in Tulsa and the plan was to raffle it off at the end of the show, which they did. The winner was Tulsa Police Officer Don DeRamus.

"My wife Krista and I, when we bought the tickets, had already decided we were gonna give it to the church," said DeRamus.

He said they had considered keeping it in their own back yard, at least for a while so his two sons could enjoy it, but it was just too big. So the folks from the Home and Garden Show delivered the ship to St. James Church.

"It's exactly what we were needing and wanting," said St. James Children’s Director Michelle Tennant.

Tennant has just the right age group of kids to just wear this thing out, now they just have to get the thing put back together.

Somewhere between the Home and Garden Show and St James Church the ship experienced a religious conversion. So instead of a pirate ship, it’s Noah’s Ark.

“We have an indoor playground which is Noah's playground," said BJ Love of
St James Church.

"I told the kids we're gonna have Noah's Ark and they're very excited," said Tennant.

A crew will reassemble the ship on a concrete pad probably on Monday, so it will be ready for kids the following Sunday.

For additional stories, mentioning the pirate ship playhouse, click on the links below.

3/7/2007 - Tulsa Home And Garden Opens Thursday

3/8/2007 - Home And Garden Show Underway

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