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Concrete, asphalt donated by businesses for new Mabton park

MABTON - Gravel and concrete have been donated for the construction of picnic shelters and tetherball courts at the new park currently being developed in Mabton.

That's according to Catholic Charities Housing Services, which says AJ Crushing donated 30 yards of concrete and A&B Asphalt donated 26 tons of gravel for the project.

The two companies have donated the materials and delivery. The donation is valued at more than $3,500.

Just over a year ago, the 1.5 acre lot was overgrown with weeds, but thanks to community clean-up days and donations the park is taking shape.

To date, more than 2,370 volunteer hours have been donated from the local community and 30 local businesses have donated funds yielding nearly $10,000 of additional contributions and more than $51,700 worth of in-kind donations, including material, time and equipment.

For more information about the Mabton Community Park project, call (509) 853-2800 and ask for Bryan Ketcham, director for Catholic Charities Housing Services or Laura Armstrong, the group's resident services coordinator.

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