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Ready, Set, Build! Entire Playground Built in One Day for District 6

kaboomThere was a marathon six hour playground build at Hemphill Elementary School. District 6 Councilor Sheila Tyson joined 200 volunteers  who greeted her with hugs, handshakes and words of gratitude including Mayor William Bell and School Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon for being one of the key reasons this project became a reality. She helped secure $10,000 in funding for the school. In addition to the schools 500 students, almost 3-thousand neighborhood children will be able to access the playground also. The playground includes monkey bars, a slide, a rock climbing wall, swings and new benches, along with a hand-painted path with personalized messages on each concrete block. For more information go to or WATCH THE VIDEO.