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Ark Crisis Child Care Center celebrates completion of playground

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Ark Crisis Child Care Center is celebrating the completion of its new playground.

The $75,000 project started four years ago.

The Rotaract Club and other big donors helped to transform the area.

On Tuesday, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and some of the kids took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony.

"This project means that they have a safe place to be, that they can use their imaginations, they can play in a wonderful environment that is safe from whatever may be going on in their worlds,” says Angie Richards Cooley, the Executive Director. “When the kids come out here, they leave their troubles behind. They have grass. They have a wonderful place to use their imaginations.”

Ark serves around 2,000 children every year.

They provide free, short-term care, protecting children from crisis situations that could lead to abuse or neglect.

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