Boyd Elementary

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The ringing bell as you walk into Askinosie Chocolate shop and factory in north Springfield is a familiar and welcome sound to the workers there.

On Thursday, Askinosie Chocolate is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with a birthday bash open to the public. While a nationally ranked chocolate business, they also give back to the Springfield community through its Chocolate University.

Missy Gelner is its executive director.

There are more than 60 facilities in the Springfield Public Schools' system, with the average age of those buildings 48 years. So every little bit helps when it comes to updating existing infrastructure. On Monday, school administrators applauded the recent donation of a local church for safety and security upgrades. KSMU’s Scott Harvey was there.