Zumbathon Helps Build Playground

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Funds raised at a Zumbathon held over the weekend have paid off for hundreds of children with hearing disabilities across West Tennessee. Organizers for the event presented a check totaling $3,000 to the West Tennessee School for the Deaf, which will be used to build a playground for the school’s students. Last Sunday, participants danced and strutted their moves and also drop a few extra pounds. Organizers said the funds could not have come at a better time. “The warmth and the love that was in the room here Sunday, ” said Hope Graves, a Zumba instructor. “Just everybody, they came from Bolivar, they came from Milan, they came from Kenton. They drove so far to Jackson, giving so much money for such a good deed.” Construction on the playground is scheduled to begin soon.

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