Ready to make a splash

By Anna Carrera

Published 05/12 2014 09:15PM

Updated 05/13 2014 09:00AM

EDGAR COUNTY -- People in Paris are getting excited for summer. That's because they'll have a brand new splash park to enjoy. Organizers had a groundbreaking at Twin Lakes Park on Monday afternoon.

All the money was collected from people and businesses in the community, which was about $200,000. About $25,000 of that came from North American Lighting in Paris. Kids say they can't wait to play there with their friends.

"This is probably the first time I've had a water park in Paris and I think I'm going to have a really fun time," said Luke Bradley, who is 10 years old.

"It gives the kids a great place to play," said Kevin Moore, who is the general manager for North American Lighting in Paris. "It gives the parents some peace of mind that they can come out here and have a good opportunity to let the kids play."

The splash park will be near a couple shelters where parents can stay dry. Organizers say they also plan to move the playground so kids don't have to cross the street in between the two. Opening day is set for the Fourth of July. 

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