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Peoria Heights students pitch village board on accessible park idea

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Students with St. Thomas the Apostle acted out to make their point to the village board Tuesday. Acted out a skit, that is. They want to add an accessible park.

Students portrayed a situation in which someone with a disability struggled to enjoy a local park. Eighth grader Katie Kube says Tower Park is a great place for a handicap accessible park because of all the restaurants and activities nearby.

"In Peoria County there are 14,269 people with disabilities," Kube said. "It definitely helps all generations so if grandma is in a wheelchair and she wants to go play with her grand kids at the park she can do that."

The village board pushed the conversation to their next meeting.

Bobby Oler @bobbyoler

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