Officials dig in for new city playground

Despite the chill Wednesday morning, several local officials and organization members rolled up their sleeves in anticipation of next month’s delivery of a new children’s park downtown.

Port of Bremerton Commissioner Mary Ann Huntington, Port Orchard Mayor Kim Abel, and Soroptimists Bobbie Weatherill and Billi Gurnsey were a part of the excited — albeit cold — group that helped move the first bits of dirt on the picturesque site along the Port Orchard waterfront that will be home to the new playground.

The Soroptimists are donating about $40,000 to purchase the equipment for the park. Once the equipment arrives, Port Orchard Marina staff will be installing it. In the meantime, Marina Director Steve Slaton said his crews will be preparing the ground — donated by the port — for the playground.

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