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Work began Friday on the new playground at Kershaw’s Stevens Park, the result of a community effort led by Kershaw Community Parks Council to raise the funds for new equipment. Here, Dr. Jim Timmons, left, and Mark Cushing install a support brace for an assembled frame before moving it into place.
Playground in progress

KERSHAW – This town’s most anticipated construction project since Haile Gold Mine broke ground Friday, with workers digging footings and assembling pieces of the new playground at Stevens Park.
“So here we are, finally,” said retired physician Jim Timmons, who was manning a portable drill as a group put together one of the many playground component bases that are being cut and built from scratch.
Timmons is the husband of Beverly Timmons, general coordinator for Kershaw Community Parks Council.