News that the iconic playground Kids Castle needs repair work has galvanized many community members - but has scared others.
Volunteers leading the effort to raise money to restore the multi-storied castle playground say rumors have begun spreading that the castle is going to close forever and not reopen.
So, to combat the spread of the rumors, the group is inviting the public to a town hall-style meeting to talk about the project.
"We really just want to get the message out there about what we're trying to do, which is save Kids Castle for future generations," said Joe Salvati, who is helping to handle communications for the volunteer group.
The Friends of Kids Castle will introduce Salvati and the other volunteers who are directing the fundraising and restoration effort.
The meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Lenape Middle School. The public is encouraged to attend.
Kids Castle was dedicated on June 22, 1997. Built of wood, the castle has begun showing its age, and though it remained structurally sound for children to play on, it needed work.
The community has rallied and volunteers have stepped forward to begin designing a new and improved Kids Castle, and to raise money to bring it to life.
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