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Milk board seeks volunteers to install donated play structure

POSTED July 12, 2011 10:11 p.m.

Bristol Park is getting a facelift this Saturday courtesy of the California Milk Processors’ Board and Sunnyside Farms, and they are asking community members to lend a hand. The two organizations split the cost of a new $50,000 recycled plastic play structure to be installed at Bristol, but they need volunteers’ help to assemble and install it.

The community project will kick off at 9 a.m. at Bristol Park. Representatives from the Milk Processors’ Board’s “GOT MILK?” campaign will be on site with gifts for volunteers, and they will treat workers and volunteers to a free barbecue lunch.

“We thought this was a good way to show our commitment to our communities and families,” said Steve James, California Milk Processor Board executive director.

The play structure, which was created by Progressive Design Playgrounds, will have two slides, swings, monkey bars and climbing equipment. Steve James, executive director of the California Milk Processors Board, said that the structure is made out of recycled plastic and containers, and probably quite a few milk jugs.

CMPB offered to donate half of the money for a play structure to a city nominated by a member processor. They sent out a notice, and Sunnyside Farms of Turlock responded.

“They jumped at the opportunity to bring this to their community,” James said.

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. on Saturday to celebrate the opening of the new play equipment at Bristol Park.

“Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to attend,” said Allison Van Guilder, Turlock Parks Recreation and Facilities manager.

The public event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bristol Park, 2500 Castleview Dr., Turlock.

To contact Andrea Goodwin, e-mail agoodwin@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2003.

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