School Principal Adam Dasinger said the playground had been made possible thanks to volunteers and a grant from the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education. That department contains the office of school readiness, which set the specifications under which the playground had to be built.

Heflin Mayor Rudy Rooks announced a groundbreaking for the creation of a public garden and dog run would be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the corner of Coleman and Vaughn. The restorative garden, as it will be called, is where a visitor can “have peace and tranquility,” according to Rooks. 

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