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A Columbiana family is raising money to build a handicapped-accessible swing at an area park.
The Clark family held a benefit garage sale at their home on Parkview Drive Saturday. They are trying to raise at least $3,000 to have the swing installed at Firestone Park. Family and friends donated many of the items for the sale.
The family visits the park often. Their young daughters came up with the idea for the handicapped-accessible swing after seeing kids in wheelchairs who couldn’t get on the swings.
“We knew some people that are handicapped, and we thought it wasn’t fair for them cause they didn’t have anything to do. So, we wanted to show them that we were ok and we wanna help them out,” said Hannah Clark.
“Today’s been going really great. It’s been very steady. Lots of stuff going out,” said Karen Clark.
The family is also holding a raffle to help raise the funds. If you would like to just give to the cause, a special account has been set up at the Charter Bank in Salem.