Ohio Kiwanis club wins $25,000 from Landscape Structures, Kiwanis

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Kids of all abilities will come together for play with safe and inclusive playground

When Marcia Stewart learned the Kiwanis Club of Marietta, Ohio, had won new playground equipment, she was speechless and teary-eyed.

“This award is going to be such a boost,” Stewart said. “We're so grateful to be able to spearhead this inclusive playground project.”

Stewart managed the Marietta club’s entry in the 5th annual Legacy of Play contest and accepted the call announcing the playground award. Landscape Structures and Kiwanis International have sponsored the contest for five years; the winning club receives playground equipment valued at US$25,000.

The Kiwanis Club of Marietta plans to renovate the community’s nearly 30-year-old playstructure to make it inclusive for the entire community, giving children of all abilities a safe environment to gather outside to socialize, grow and play.