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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Concert to benefit playground project

  • Kricket Alley is set to perform this week to help raise money to build a playground safe for children with special needs.
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  • Kricket Alley is set to perform this week to help raise money to build a playground safe for children with special needs.
    Earlier in April, Waynesville City Council an ordinance to work with Unlimited Play to raise money to build a universally accessible playground, safe for children with all sorts of disabilities.
    Unlimited Play is a St. Louis-area, non-profit organization that helps plan, build and raise money for playgrounds accessible for all children, regardless of their disabilities.
    Mayor Luge Hardman said that the city has to spend $200,000 to replace its playground eventually. The Unlimited Play playground will cost about $600,000, but the company will help the city raise $400,000 as a part of the contract.
    “My mantra is 'let's do something grand.' Why settle for mediocrity?" Hardman said.  "We have to pay $200,000 for a new playground anyways. We might as well do something grand with the money.”
    The fundraiser will start at 5 p.m. at Francis J. Lynch Memorial VFW Post 3168. Hamburgers and bratwurst will be on sale and a silent auction will take place.
    Kricket Alley will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be a small cover charge.
    According to the band's Facebook page, 100 percent of the proceeds from the cover charge and silent auction and a portion of the food profit will go to the playground project.
    This concert was organized and paid for by Laquey VFW. 

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