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SPRING PLAYING PLANNED FOR SOUTH WALTON

Sep 25th, 2009 | 0

By LEAH STRATMANN
Sometimes a great notion coupled with a great deal of patience results in something an entire community can use, enjoy, and be proud of. Take the case of a group of women, mothers all, who came up with the idea of trying to get a park in the south end of the county. According to Rhonda Cloutier, one of the forces of nature behind Mission Playpark, the idea was born when a post on the popular message board SoWal.com asked citizens to comment on what they would like to see in the community.
“I think we all came up with it at the same time. There was a post on SoWal asking for what people wanted to see in the area that wasn’t here. Many people relocated here from areas where public parks were commonplace. I thought the park was a big missing piece. You are not always at the beach. We were having to drive a long distance to find a park and by the time we packed the kids up to take them to the park and spent the time driving there and driving back, there was less time to play. A bunch of other people felt the same way and we started meeting to come up with a plan to make it happen.” The progress of the movement was all documented on SoWal.com…..
Read the full story in the Sept. 24, 2009 edition of the Herald Breeze.

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