ANNVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) — There is a new playground coming to Annville Elementary School to honor 12-year-old Max Schollenberger from Lebanon County.

Max died after years of abuse. Scott Schollenberger Jr., Max’s biological father, and Kimberly Maurer, who was supposedly acting as a mother figure for a decade, were both charged in relation to his death.

Through the support of late state Sen. Dave Arnold and continued support from state Sen. Chris Gebhard, the Annville-Cleona School District was able to get a grant to build Max’s Place Playground.

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It will be on school property and the community will be able to access it after school hours. Max was never enrolled in the district, but the Annville elementary school principal said his death impacted a lot of people.

“I believe this playground is part of a larger healing process for this community. Parents and students will be able to utilize this playground and grandparents will be able to sit and watch their kids at play,” Annville Elementary School Principal Ross Hopple said.

The district hopes to have the playground installed for the start of the 2022-2023 school year.