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Petey's Projects plans inclusive playground
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The official “March into Play” campaign for a Petey’s Projects playground at Hickory Creek Elementary is under way.Zach Sutton and special education teacher Stephanie Davis addressed Noon Rotary Club members Thursday thanking them for their contribution to the project which will allow children with special needs to play on the area’s first inclusive playground.“In the fall, this club granted me the honor to share with you a vision for the community’s first inclusive playground,” said Sutton. “Since that meeting, over $100,000 in grant requests have been submitted. Numerous individuals, businesses and organizations have already approached the project with pledges totaling over $25,000.”Warren County has 593 children with special needs, according to Sutton.Sutton showed Rotary members plans that have been drawn for the playground, to be built at Hickory Creek Elementary, which will include non-mulch surfaces, ramps for wheelchairs and walkers, and motion and tactile equipment that will be fun for all children, but has been specially designed for children with autism and sensory disorders.The pictures of the architectural design and pictures of the specific equipment needs can be found at www.allkidsplaywarrencounty.com.