Girl boosts cause close to her heart

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A 10-year-old Greenwood girl raised thousands of dollars to help fund a playground designed with features for her and other children with special needs.

Payton Dillon wanted Greenwood to have a playground designed for children with special needs, including swings and ramps for a friend who uses a wheelchair. Most parks aren’t fun for children who can’t climb ladders or stairs, and Greenwood needed a place where kids with special needs could play, she said.

She found out the city was building a wheelchair-accessible playground at City Center Park, the city’s newest park, including the swings she was looking for.


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