Volunteers needed for playground project

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By Jamie Baker-Nantz

The City of Williamstown was awarded a $20,000 KaBOOM Playful City USA grant to install new playground equipment.

The grant comes in the form of $20,000 from KaBOOM with the playground equipment manufacturer donating an additional $6,000.

Ten thousand dollars in matching funds must come from the community as well.

To date, Kiwanis has donated $5,000 and the city has received commitments of $3,300, according to Mayor Rick Skinner.

“We asking for donations from individuals and businesses,” Skinner said. “The playground may be located in Williamstown but hopefully it will be used by all Grant County citizens.”

Donations are tax deductible and can be made out to the city of Williamstown.

The city will be paying for new sidewalks and curbing but the playground must be funding through donations.

The city expects to apply annually for this grant to add more features to the playground and park.

The new playground will be constructed at Webb Park, at the south end of Williamstown on April 14. Volunteers are needed that day to help install the new equipment and make a better place for the kids to play.

For more information, call 859-824-6351.