Volunteers Needed To Assemble Flanders Playground


Southampton Town is seeking volunteers to help with the construction of the new playground slated for Iron Point Park in Flanders. After months of fundraising and planning, the town expects to break ground on the playground in April.

Much of the work is being funded by grants from the non-profit KaBoom!, which leads playground building projects nationwide, and drink manufacturing giant Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. The work is being facilitated by the Southampton Town Youth Bureau.

The conditions of the grants require that the construction itself must be a community project, using youth and adult volunteers. The town says that approximately 100 volunteers are needed to assemble the playground.

A “build day” has been scheduled for Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Iron Point Park, located at the end of Wood Road Trail in Flanders. Tools, supplies and refreshments will be provided, and the company that designed the playground components will be on-hand to supervise its assembly.

Those interested in participating should call Karen Hurst at 631-702-2424.

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