Participating in a check passing ceremony July 5 at South Portland City Hall are, from left, South Portland Land Trust Program Manager Dugan Murphy, Kevin Adams, director of the city department of parks and recreation, Mayor Patti Smith, City Manager Scott Morelli, land trust president Kate Lewis, and Sharon Newman, a past president of Congregation Bet Ha’am. The land trust gave $55,866 from a fund of nearly $100,000 raised almost entirely by members of the Jewish congregation to build a playground in Sawyer Park, at the corner of Main and Westbrook streets. The new equipment is expected to be in place by September. (Duke Harrington) 2p1.jpg