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‘YOU MADE IT HAPPEN’: Town park dedicated

November 13, 2013

Pictured is one of the new playgrounds. Post & Mail photos / Christie Barkley

SOUTH WHITLEY — It’s been five years in the making, but the end result is two new playgrounds in South Whitley’s town park.

A dedication ceremony was held Tuesday night in the town hall, which overlooks the newly erected Adventure Mania, a playground designed for older children.

The project began with Doodlebug Village, an interactive playground for younger children, which saw fundraising efforts by some of the students at South Whitley Elementary School.

Chairing the project was Park Board member Katey Till, a stay-at-home mother and South Whitley resident.

As town residents gathered for the dedication, Till passionately thanked children and other volunteers who helped make the project a reality.

“Thank you. You made it happen,” Till said. “This is something the town can be proud of, and you made it happen. Whether it was children who held fundraisers or council members who supported us along the way, it took all of us to get here.”

Till put the wheels in motion to see the town’s park renovated because of her children, who previously played on the outdated equipment. It was then that she and other Park Board members began the long process of rebuilding the area.

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