Monday, September 27, 2010

Children Bring Playground to Life

BREMERTON, Wash. — When two shy 11-year-old girls said they wanted to build a $30,000 playground to help autistic children, more than a few adults questioned whether they could possibly raise that much money.
But on Sunday, after having raised that amount — and another $8,000 to boot — Alanna Nixon, now 13, and Paris Harrison, 12, could barely contain their excitement as a crew of adults installed the huge playground at Kitsap Mental Health Services in East Bremerton.
"It still doesn't seem quite real," Paris said, as pieces of colorful steel and plastic were fabricated into a structure that kids will use to climb, spin, swing and slide.


  1. Sorry about that - link didn't appear. You can see the full story now. it really is interesting how they raised the money.