JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Coalition For Kids in Johnson City is set to build a brand new Ka-Boom playground at their new location this week.
Coalition For Kids is in the process of moving into the old Tri-Cities Christian School location on Susannah St. After some old, portable classrooms were torn down and the site leveled off, volunteers will be assisting in the construction of a new playground beginning on Wednesday. CFK Director of Community Outreach Cindy Young tells us what is going on, “Wednesday is actually our prep day and that’s when we’re getting the site ready, We still need some volunteers for Wednesday, we’ll be providing breakfast and lunch. And then Friday is the big day where we’re having over 200 volunteers come over and help us build this magnificent playground for our children at Coalition For Kids.”
There is still a need for a few more volunteers, but they are almost at their goal for Friday, but still need a few for Wednesday’s prep day, according to Young, “We thank WJHL so much for that, we still need a few more, we’re very close to our goal of 200 but we could still use a few more to help us on Friday and tomorrow as well.”
Those wishing to volunteer can go to the Coalition For Kids Facebook page or can call young at 423-434-2031.
Young tells us that the build will be moving fast, “It will be built basically from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. We have ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:30 pm, we’ll be finished. It has a lot of side projects, it will have a sandbox, we’ll have benches, we’ll have shade structures, we’ll have a 12 x 12 stage with a chalkboard that goes with that. And the playground, if you’ve ever looked at any of the Ka-Boom play sites, they are magnificent. They are big, they’re safe, they’re great for children to play on.”
The office building and gym of the old TCCS site needed some work before Coalition For Kids can move in. “Most of the work is being done on the inside of the gymnasium and then in the office building is being renovated as we speak, so we’re very excited about going into this new place”, says Young.
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