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Volunteer for playground build in Gypsum

GYPSUM — Even if you don't know your way around a power tool, this Saturday is your chance to build something special for the community.

On Saturday, Sept. 24, during a one-day build, a volunteer corps will create a great new place for kids to play in Gypsum. The building blitz will take place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 0315 Nighthawk Circle. Volunteers do not need to have any special skills or experience to participate.

Volunteers should come dressed for the weather in clothes that can get dirty. Closed-toe shoes are required; sneakers or work boots that you don't mind getting dirty are advisable. Breakfast, lunch and water will be provided and the playground build will happen rain or shine.

Volunteer tasks will include: assembling playground pieces, mixing concrete, moving mulch, landscaping projects and more. Youth activities will be provided for anyone who is under 18 years of age.

The playground will be located in Gypsum's Stratton Flats neighborhood and its design is based on children's drawings created at a special community design event in July. The playground is the fifth project built by Colorado Health Foundation and Kaboom! Colorado Health Foundation supports Kaboom! in promoting and protecting a child's right to active play at home, at school and in the community.

For additional information, or to volunteer, contact Krista DeHerrera, 970-524-1727 or visit: http://www.bit.ly/playgypsum.