North Light Community Center formally dedicates new playground [gallery]

Two weeks after a vast crew of volunteers helped build a new playground at its Green Lane home, North Light Community Center formally dedicated the playspace during a Friday evening ceremony.

The Robert J. and Patricia Coleman Playground, where “imagination can change the world, was welcomed at an event featuring a ribbon cutting led by Robert J. Coleman and speeches from Janet Fetkewicz and Irene Madrak of North Light, and state. Rep. Pam DeLissio.

North Light announced the start of this effort back in July.

Since its founding in 1995, KaBoom!, the non-profit which helmed the effort, has led more than 1,500 playground-construction projects by pairing funding partners with community organizations.

Funding for the North Light project was provided by GlaxoSmith Kline.

Locally, KaBoom! facilitated new playspaces in Kensington (2012), West Oak Lane and West Philadelphia (both in 2013).

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