It is destined to be one of the largest playgrounds in the country, and Saturday was the second day in the making. Since it was the first Saturday to build, Legacy Play Village Coordinators were hoping for a big crowd and they got it. The morning's chilly weather did not stop hundreds of folks from grabbing some tools, getting to work and lending a helping hand to build the Lubbock Play village and lasting memories.
Fifty circular saws, 1,600 pounds of nails, and 161,000 screws will hold the Legacy Play Village together, but perhaps the most important tool of all, helping hands. "It's the most amazing feeling to sit back and look across the whole field and seeing everybody doing a little job, and people taking time out of their day and getting excited about sawing this piece of wood and putting ice into a dumpster. They don't care what they're doing, they're just so excited about being out here helping," says Julia Camp, Legacy Play Village Coordinator.
From big jobs to small jobs. Each task is crucial. "I'm soaping a screw and what does that do, do you know? No," says seven year-old Ashley who is just one of about 50 youngsters from Murfee Elementary. These kids are putting in the hours to paint screws, sand wood, and build memories.
Just like father-son team Calvin and Rock Roquemore. "It's just the kind of thing we like to do, you know father and son. It's good bonding right son?" says Calvin. Calvin and his son hope to pass these memories on to future generations.
"I think it will be fun just to come out here and know that i built it and be playing on it and have some fun," says Rock Roquemore.