|By Beth Sergent, Point Pleasant Register, W.Va.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
A group of volunteers have been working hard for months now to bring the playground to life with the support of the city's recreation committee and
Getting the design just right, and within the group's budget of around
Included in the design is a fort, inspired by
Shepard also added the new playground at
Businesses also have the opportunity to sponsor the playground, Shepard said. Any business can become a gold sponsor with a
In addition to the individual pickets and business sponsorship pickets, the playground components are available for sponsorship. Prices range from
Picket order forms and sponsorship forms are available at the
"I am very excited to be part of a committee that is working diligently to make this become a reality, which is another positive step in the right direction for our community," Tatterson said. "I applaud the committee in their efforts in obtaining funding and for their work in finding the perfect design that will provide a safe, secure facility for all children."
Shepard said ideally the volunteers would love to see the playground come together by fall but that is only a realistic goal if enough funds are received. If not this fall, it's hoped funds can at least be secured in time to build in the spring.
Volunteers will also be donating their time and effort to help construct the playground under the supervision of the design company which will keep the costs down and keep the community involvement in every aspect of the project -- a project which has, and will, thrive only by the will of the people.
The new playground will rest on the site of the current one. For more information go to "Playground for
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