Jackson playground gets facelift, thanks to AKA initiative - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Jackson playground gets facelift, thanks to AKA initiative

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Renovations for one Jackson area playground means kids will have a safe place to play this summer.

That's one goal of volunteers and sorority members of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Organizers say this is the second year members have refreshed the playground at the Bethlehem Center on North Blair Street in Jackson

This time around, they repainted parts of the basketball court, added sidewalk art, and also completed a butterfly and plant garden.

 "It is so rewarding to know that we are servicing this needy community and that they will have a safe environment to play in, and we just look forward to them coming out on Monday and seeing their new playground and seeing what's been rejuvenated for this area," said member Rose Franklin.

This initiative is part of an effort by AKA to refurbish 1,908 playgrounds around the nation.

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