The RTD’s is profiling different people that they’ve reported on this year, the list of which includes W.E. Singleton:
The $70,000 playground was a total loss after the June fire, thanks to an insurance deductible higher than the replacement cost and a budget crunch that left no money for new equipment. W.E. Singleton, a retired real estate investor and local philanthropist — he’s the namesake of the performing-arts center at Virginia Commonwealth University — stepped in and picked up the tab. He did it in honor of his mother, a longtime city employee known as Mrs. Recreation for her work with parks.