The work goes on at the Whittier Community Center where the effort to build the all-accessible Adventure Playground with volunteer labor has passed the midpoint. Once again KVNU’s For the People program took its show to the site on Wednesday where skilled and unskilled volunteers were working to make the playground a reality.Barry Segal, project director with New York-based Leather and Associates, said Adventure Playground was designed with the help of local elementary school children and features a tree house, a pirate ship, castle, music area and a lot more.”Kids go where there’s excitement, and there’s plenty of excitement, but they stay where there’s love,” Segal said Wednesday. “They’re getting both in this playground.”Segal explains that not only will this be a fun venue for children to play in, but they will also recognize all the hard work and love that has been poured out on the project. “They’re getting an exciting playground but they are going to feel the love that is going to be on this playground over the next 20 years of all the people that put their effort into it. There will be a patina on this thing of love. It’s pretty remarkable.”Whittier Community Center director Kendal Andelin said Thursday morning that there is still a need for volunteers and tools. Andelin says 300 volunteers are needed for each shift Friday and Saturday to put the finishing touches on the playground. For those interested in volunteering, they are encouraged to register online at <a href=”http://www.whittiercenter.org”>www.whittiercenter.org</a> or by simply going to the site on the corner of 300 N. 400 E. in Logan and checking in at the Volunteer tent.Tools are also needed as the playground gets higher and higher off the ground, particularly chorded drills and ladders. Adventure Playground is scheduled to be finished Saturday when a huge celebration party is scheduled for 5 pm. All that have assisted on the project are invited to attend.
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