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Video: Special Park to Benefit Special Kids

Artist’s rendering of playground.

FULTON, Miss. (WCBI) — A special park for some special children is planned for the campus of Itawamba Attendance Center.

A non-profit group called April’s Angels is planning a 5,000-square-foot playground that will have wheelchair ramps, sensory panels and other activities that will stimulate children with mental and physical disabilities.

The group is trying to raise the $110,000 to fund the playground.

The group is named in honor of special education teacher April South, an Itawamba teacher who died in 2011.

The playground will be built near the school’s kindergarten wing and will carry out that area’s “circus Big Top’ theme.

Donations can be made through the CREATE Foundation.

How can I help?

April’s Angels is a non-profit organization that relies on donated funds to survive. Donations of any amount are welcome. Those interested in sponsoring a specific piece of equipment will have their names marked on a plaque on that specific piece. All donations are tax deductible and can be made online through CREATE Foundation. Just mark the donation to be used for “April’s Angels Special Project.”

Checks can be made out to CREATE with “April’s Angels” marked in the memo area. These can be mailed to April’s Angels, 488 Little Indian Drive, Fulton, MS, 38843.

For more information on April’s Angels, to inquire about donations or how to help, contact Emily Mabus at ebmabus@itawamba.k12.ms.us or by calling 662-862-4641.