YMCA needs community#039;s help in playground construction

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 28, 2005

The Greenville Area YMCA will soon have a world-class, handicapped-accessible playground in place for the entire community to enjoy.

However, they do need the community’s help in &uot;putting it all together.&uot;

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$50,000 &uot;pre-fab&uot; playground is set for assembly on the Y grounds on Saturday, June 4.

&uot;We have been busy contacting different people and groups about coming out and helping us get this done,&uot; said Amanda Phillips, local Y director.

She said the YMCA is asking all playground volunteers to try to be at the facility by 8 a.m. &uot;However, we will still gladly take those who can’t come until 9 or 10 in the morning,&uot; Phillips added.

Phillips said she could hardly wait until the new playground is in place at the Y.

&uot;We are very excited about this new addition to our facilities. This is not just something that will be open to our Y members; this playground will be for anyone who wants to come and enjoy it,&uot; the director said.

And this won’t be the only time the Y may need to call on volunteers for assembly assistance, explained Phillips.

&uot;In January, we will have a $10,000 addition to this new playground,&uot; she said.

In other YMCA news, Phillips said last weekend’s Kids’ Day at the Y proved a &uot;great success&uot; with a lot of youngsters in attendance.

The YMCA director also wants to remind everyone after a one-year hiatus, the Watermelon Jubilee Arts and Crafts Festival is returning to the Hill this summer on Aug. 13-14. For more information, call 382-0550.