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Brandon LIons installing playground equipment - volunteers are needed

The Brandon Lions will be moving the swing set, replacing the slide and adding new equipment at the park in Brandon. (Contributed photo)

The Brandon Lions Club will be upgrading playground equipment and installing a new playground in Brandon the weekend of June 9-10. The new playground is the culmination of a two-year project the Lions have been working on to upgrade playgrounds throughout Brandon.

Last summer, the Lions finished phase one of the project with the construction of a new shelter in Lions Park. The playground work includes improvements on the existing Lions Park playground and the assembly of a new playground in the Deere Run development on the northeast side of town (on Hayes Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets).

The Lions invite members of the community to come and be involved with the installation of the new equipment starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 9 at both sites. Volunteers will also be needed to install the wood chips at the Deere Run location on Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m.

"The playground will be great for the community," said Brandon Lions President Jim Ondracek. "The kids will really enjoy the new park and the improvements to Lions Park. This project shows the Lions' continuing commitment to Brandon."

The Lions thank the city of Brandon and the community for their support of the project.

"We owe our donors a huge thank you, especially our major contributors including the Otto Bremer Foundation, the Brandon Firemen's Relief Fund, and Tastefully Simple," said Tessa Dutcher of the Brandon Lions. "Without the support of all these people, this project would still be on the drawing board."

Contributions are still being accepted to cover the final stages of the park project. Checks can be sent to the Brandon Lions at PO Box 187, Brandon, MN 56315. Tax deductible donations should be made payable to the Brandon Community Foundation.