Parents with small disabled children will soon have a swing at a local playground that they can use along with their child.
During its regular monthly meeting April 11, the Williamsburg Kiwanis Club approved the $4,913.25 purchase and installation of a mommy-baby swing for the playground at City Park.
The swing can be used for any child up to 70 pounds with disabilities.
Proceeds from last year’s Kiwanis Christmas Tour of Homes helped pay for the project.
Past President Carroll “Cissy” Lunce noted that the Williamsburg Tourism Commission also donated $2,500 towards the project.
“We have always partnered with Kiwanis on equipment down there,” noted Williamsburg Tourism Director Alvin Sharpe.
Sharpe said the swing would be installed in the near future when Bluegrass Recreation Sales and Installation Company has time to do the installation work.
“We thank God for this,” noted Williamsburg Kiwanis Club President Steven Jett.
In addition during the April 11 meeting, the Williamsburg Kiwanis Club was recognized as a “Distinguished Club” for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
The club also recognized Lunce as having served as a “Distinguished President” from 2017-2018.
“She serves in the background. She has done a lot of things that a lot of people don’t know about,” Jett noted. “We are proud of you Cissy.”
“Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg recognizes with gratitude the generous and significant contributions of Carroll Lunce
Distinguished President for the encouragement and up building of the children – and their families – of our community, by leading in the initiatives and activities of our club,” the certificate read.
The club also recognized News Journal News Editor Mark White with a certificate of recognition and appreciation for his work in promoting the club’s initiatives and activities.
James Skaggs was the keynote speaker for the meeting, and spoke about the Reclaiming Futures juvenile drug court program.