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Councilman Tandy joins 200 volunteers to dedicate new playground for St. Vincent DePaul

Friday May 31, 2013

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – Friday was a special day at St. Vincent DePaul on South Preston Street. There is a new addition to the campus where those in need come for help.

In this case though, children helped design a new playground. Volunteers helped make sure that playground was a reality.

“What a great day for all of us in Metro Louisville,” said Councilman David Tandy (D-4). “We are truly fortunate that there are caring people who take the time to help other and in this case help show children they can dream and make those dreams become reality.”

Tandy joined Congressman John Yarmuth, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and 200 volunteers to dedicate the new playground designed by children at St. Vincent DePaul. Among those volunteers were 60 children who had stayed at St. Vincent DePaul.

The project is part of a national effort called “Let’s Play”. It’s a partnership between the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and the nonprofit organization KaBoom. The goal is to build or fix up some 2,000 playgrounds across the United States.

It’s a $15 million dollar effort.

“What we saw today was the willingness of our community to make a difference and those who have been helped returning to help others,” said Tandy.

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