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Children flock to new special-needs playground
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Two years of fundraising have come to a swinging, spinning, and zipping conclusion.A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday at Hickory Creek Elementary for the opening of Petey’s Project, a special playground designed to meet the needs of any child, regardless of their physical ability.“Playgrounds are not supposed to be a place where children are isolated, alone or scared,” said Zach Sutton, the organizer who spearheaded Petey’s Project. “Plato said you can discover more about a person in an hour of play than you can in a year of conversation. We can now look into every child’s eyes and say let’s go play.”Raising funds for the special-needs playground was a two-year process.