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Firment Chevrolet donates $40,000 for Avon playground


AVON — Virtually every member of City Council expressed their gratitude to Firment Chevrolet for its donation of $40,000 at Council’s Tuesday meeting.

“There are a lot of children looking to smile and with this generous donation we’re going to see a lot more smiles, so I do thank you and we do thank you,” said Council President Craig Witherspoon,

Joe Firment Chevrolet Inc. Vice Presidents Jim and Paul Firment awarded city administrators with a large novelty check in order to purchase new playground equipment. The equipment was for the Every Child’s Park at 36265 Detroit Road. The park’s inclusivity for children with disabilities also was a factor that led the pair to donate. The park has a large variety of playground equipment that engages children with disabilities or sensory, visual and mobility impairments.

“No matter what your child may have or if they’re completely healthy, there’s always something there to do and that’s what intrigued us about the park,” Jim Firment said.

The donations go toward the purchase of a gravity rail, a swing that is attached to a rail to move the child in a circle on the playground. The equipment is from XGEN: Extreme Generation and is expected to be purchased soon with installation expected by spring.

Contact Bruce Walton at (440) 329-7123 or Follow him on Facebook @BWalton440 or Twitter @BruceWalton
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