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Rotary Park gets new toy for visually impaired

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POSTED: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 6:39pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 8:04pm

A grant from the Greggton Rotary Club for more than $3,500 dollars is bringing a new piece of playground equipment to the Rotary Park in Longview. The equipment is sound based specifically for visually impaired children. Laura Hill with the city of Longview says the new toy will bring music to the ears of children.

" It has musical sounds. They have choices they can chose like drums, horns..and they basically compose their own music." 

 Rotary Park was specifically designed for a special population, the park has wheel chair ramps and now the "Cosmic Melody Line" sound-based equipment.

Phillip Thompson is a Longview father of three and says he likes the new addition. 

" Everybody can come together as one and play together. Children don't see race, gender..they just see another kid playing and all the want to do is play..so why not?"

 Resident Rodney Clark is also excited for new equipment and says it shows how Longview is growing.

"It's great.. because the kids have more stuff to play with and its obviously has grown a lot cause when we started bringing her here ..probably maybe only two kids out here..now you see all these people out here today."

 The Rotary Club will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 31st at the park at 11 a.m.

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