Anyone eager to lend a hand and help build the KaBOOM! playground at Martin Luther King Park should sign up now.
Lois Erwin, who is the senior community development officer of the Delta Bridge Project and who, with Mac Crank of Clarksdale Revitalization, Incorporated (CRI), has helped raise money and gin up local interest in the playground, said she hopes to sign up about 250 volunteers in the next two weeks. Erwin said she’s looking for volunteer workers as well as volunteer team captains who will need to be available for some additional training in the day prior to the construction.Those volunteers will work Dec. 8—rain or shine—to build a new playground at the park. That playground has been in the works for at least two years, although the project began fundraising in earnest this past year.
Originally, proposed to go in near the Delta Blues Museum, developers moved the location to the park at Martin Luther King Drive and Sunflower February so it would be near a proposed stage in that park.