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Volunteers Help Meet Playground's Six-Day Construction Deadline

Posted October 8, 1999 7:00 a.m. EDT

— It took six days, hundreds of volunteers and lots of work.. but Apex children have a new place to play.

Volunteers came out in the pouring rain Sunday to finish construction on the giant playgroud called "KidsTowne" before the end of their six-day deadline.

They did finish building, but there are other things to take care of before the kids can begin using the playground.

The entire Apex community had been rallying behind the massive recreational effort with the help Leathers & Associates construction company.

Time was running out Saturday evening as the deadline neared.

"We need a lot of help," said KidsTowne coordinator Donna Buckless. "We are still very far behind to meet that deadline. Experienced or inexperienced, we need you to come out."

Once the playground is open, kids across the Triangle, including Apex and Cary, can use the facility near Olive Chapel Elementary School in Apex.

Sunday's deadline was to fulfill safety requirements, as part of the construction agreement.