Playground to be built at Barbour Language Academy Aug. 28
From press release
More than 200 volunteers from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Rockford Public Schools, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the local community will join forces Saturday, Aug. 28, to build a new playground at Barbour Language Academy, 1506 Clover Ave., Rockford. The playground design is based on drawings created by children who participated in a Design Day event in June.
The new playground will provide 600 children who attend Barbour Language Academy with a safe place to play. Currently, the children who attend the Academy only have old, out-dated equipment to play on, which will be removed to make way for the new playground. The playground is the fifth of eight being built by KaBOOM! and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois this year, and one of more than 150 builds KaBOOM! will lead across the country in 2010 in an effort to provide a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.
Schedule is as follows:
8:30-9 a.m.—Kickoff ceremony and volunteer deployment
11 a.m.-1 p.m.—Best viewing of playground construction
1-2:30 p.m.—Final construction phase and adjustments
2:30-3 p.m.—Ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate new play area
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