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Kiwanis Club in contest for special needs playground

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One Region 8 city is trying to beat out the competition for a new playground worth $25,000.

The Kiwanis Club in Cave City entered a Facebook contest to get a special needs playground.

The current city park has a playground with soft gravel, which is good for kids who may fall, but it is not wheelchair-friendly.

The Kiwanis Club is hoping to win the contest so the playground can have equipment that is accessible for all children.

Joe Adam sometimes has to take his son to Jonesboro to a playground.

He said winning this contest will help his son.

"Everybody deserve the right to be a kid and he is a kid too, he like things kids like”, said Adams.

"Being a 10-year-old kid and watching everybody play and not being able to get out here and enjoy and play with them,” said Kiwanis Club member Crystal Crow. “That is one of the reasons Kiwanis entered into this contest.”

Each person can like the vote once every 24 hours from now until May 27 at 11:00 a.m.

Adam and Crow said this additional playground would benefit all Cave City kids and even surrounding cities.

As of May 13, the club is coming in at 11th place, they have to be within the top ten to qualify for the next round.

Cave City is competing against several other cities including some in New York and North Carolina, both are significantly larger so they are asking for as much help as possible to get this playground.

You can click here and vote.

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