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Playground dedication slated for July 11 at Nelson St. Park


NEW PLAYGROUND - Nelson Street Park’s new playground will be officially dedicated with a fun night on July 11 in the park. (staff photo by WILLIAM HOLLOMAN)
 
By William Holloman
Staff Writer
A joint venture by the Mount Olive Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of the Park will feature an official playground dedication and fun night at Nelson Street Park.
The event is set for July 11 from 6 until 8 p.m.
Officials said the community is encouraged to participate and also take the opportunity to view the new playground equipment that has been recently installed.
Friends of the Park raised approximately $18,000 to purchase the new equipment for the park in the south end area of Mount Olive.
Free food and drinks will also be available.
In addition, officials said all; playground sponsors will be recognized.
Raffle tickets are currently on sale for a chance to win a combination charcoal/gas grill.
The drawing will be held at the dedication night program.
Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 and can be purchased at the event or prior to the event from any member of Friends of the Park.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting recreation director Josh Phillips at 919-658-9539. 

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