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Final 'Sandy Ground' playground being built

The final of the Sandy Ground playgrounds is now being built. 


26 playgrounds in all are taking shape around the region, showcasing the likes and interests of each of the 20 children and 6 educators killed at Sandy Hook School.  The Sandy Ground Project, an effort spearheaded by the Firefighters' Mutual Benevolent Association of New Jersey, have playgrounds in communities in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, linking the two tragedies that have a name in common. 


The final playground is being dedicated to Principal Dawn Hochsprung.  It's at Veterans Park in Watertown Connecticut.  The ribbon will be cut this weekend. 


Each playground takes about a week to build. They are all handicapped-accessible and have similar swings, slides, balance beams and monkey bars.

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Rich Valdes

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