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County leaders break ground for a miracle field

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WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -- By this time next year, children of all abilities will have a place to become athletes in North Georgia. 

Whitfield County leaders broke ground on a miracle field, Tuesday morning.

The 100 acre park will be a place for children to play all kinds of sports. The park will include other playing fields, trails and a pond for fishing.

It will be made of a rubberized turf that will allow wheelchairs and walkers to glide across it.  

The bases will also be painted on to the field, to allow children to move over them.

Leaders say they had never even heard of a "miracle field" until some citizens brought it up.

"This is the result of citizen input from several years ago...and this whole park is the outcome of 8.5 years of work," says Mike Babb, Whitfield County Board of Commissioners chairman.

The miracle field is expected to be complete by next summer.

The half million dollar project has been paid mostly through private donations and grants.

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