New playground finally open in Colp - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

New playground finally open in Colp

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COLP -- A new playground in Colp opened to the public on Saturday after three years of planning. 

Community members have spent those three years building up to this day, raising money to bring kids in the village the play area they never had before.

They said having a place for the kids to play and local families to gather will bring the community together, and the smiles on children's faces made all of their struggles to turn their playground dream into a reality worth it.

"I love kids, I love them very, very much," said Marcella Clark, who has been working on the project for the last three years. "I just feel like I could get out there and just fight, fight, fight until the end for them so that they have something to that is positive and not negative come from it."

Clark said she thinks the playground will help children grow physically and mentally.

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