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Garrison volunteers build new playground

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GARRISON (KWWL) -

Volunteers in Garrison spent their day constructing a welcome addition to their community.

It took a small team of parents to put together a new playground on the north end of town. But even more effort has gone into raising money for the project.  The total cost for the new playground was more than $20,000.

Becky Decker and her friend Mandy Fisher began the task two years ago. Decker says it's wonderful to see their hard work finally pay off.

"We have a lot of rural areas around here, and a lot of them have donated also. So now they can bring their kids here instead of going somewhere else and going to a park. They can come here. So hopefully it brings more people to our town because as you know we don't have very much here," said Decker.

In fact, Decker said a house in town sold last week -- partially because the new park was in their backyard.

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