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Grundy Co. community breaks ground on new park

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GRUNDY COUNTY, TN -

Keith Nunley is the president of the Miracle on the Mountain Play Park.

He believes any child should have a place to play.

“We are trying to eliminate a lot of those struggles by helping children with special needs to give them the resources to help them in life,” said Nunley. 

Saturday dozens met across from Grundy County High School to break ground on a new park that pays special attention to children with disabilities.

It honors a group of students with special needs who graduated high school back in the 1980's. 

“It's been approximately 30 years ago there was a story that was ran on CNN about a group of high school students that was meeting a lot of the challenges and trying to overcome those challenges, and they called it miracle on the mountain,” said Nunley. 

Nunley's wife Audrey kicked off the project two years ago. 

She passed away in March of 2016, but Nunley promised her he would finish the park. 

“She wanted to make sure that not only our son had the ability to play but other children to follow,” said Nunley. 

The park will serve 4,000 children.

It will cost about a $1,000,000 to complete.

Nunley says they've raised some money, but need more. 

“We are a 501© (3) organization which is a tax deductible donation and we would certainly appreciate the help,” said Nunley. 

If you would like to donate call 423-902-6448.

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