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Caryville Cares Playground to Break Ground

This week, the Caryville Cares Team announced the groundbreaking of Campbell County’s first inclusive playground. The ceremony will take place on Monday, November 28th at noon.

“This is a major step for our project,” said Playground Chairman Brandon Johnson. “While we still have to continue fundraising for other costs of the project such as installation and fencing, we have raised enough money to order more than $200,000 worth of playground equipment and officially begin construction.”

The project has been underway for roughly a year, and most projects take three years or more to fully fundraise for and construct. Johnson said that he hopes the playground will be totally complete sometime in 2023.

The excavation work is being provided by KC Excavating, and the site plans were created by IRTEC. Both businesses are donating their services to the playground. “Businesses and supporters have been so generous in supporting this effort,” said Johnson. “We can see the finish line, and we just need to find a few more key donors and host a few more fundraisers to make this dream a reality.”

Donors to the playground of over $10,000 are invited to take part in the ceremony. Those donors include: Lions Clubs International Foundation, Campbell County Government, the Town of Caryville Government, East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank, Peoples Bank of the South, and the South Campbell County Rotary Club. Supporters of the playground are invited to watch the ceremony, which will feature short speeches from the volunteer team and donors.


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