Groups clean playground for day of service

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Some groups in Kingsport were out in the sunshine on Saturday performing community service.

Over 20 groups gathered at Warriors' Path State Park to help.

They were working on Darrell's Dream Boundless Playground. The playground is one of the only playgrounds in tennessee made to incorporate children with disabilities.

The groups helped lay mulch, wash playground equipment, and rake leaves.

Organizers said the event is as much a social event as it is work.

"It's just really important for others just to work together and get to know one another. Network, and just realize our community is what we make it. It's very much a part of us and what we put into it, and that's one thing I'm so proud of Kingsport and the Tri-Cities is made up of people who do just that: put back and give back to their community," Project chair Mary Steadman said.

We're told the projects had several community partners.

Charter Communications even donated a set of picnic tables.

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