Murfreesboro church donates playground

From Staff Reports

 Hale Community Ministries brings in teams each summer to help improve the community. This summer, Belle Aire Baptist Church from Murfreesboro, Tenn., came to give a local apartment complex a make-over.
   A team of 41 men and women rolled into town last week to conduct Backyard Bible Clubs and help construct the new playground at Lynnwood Apartments, which is equipped with three swings, two slides, ropes and monkey bars.
  Cathy May, manager of Lynnwood Apartments, said she was glad to see the tenants outside enjoying the beautiful day and the new playground equipment.
  According to Ron Moore, the minister of education for Belle Aire Baptist Church, this is their fifth year coming to Elizabethton, but the first time they've done a playground project to this extent. Last year, their church donated bags of clothes to children in Elizabethton.
  All the materials were purchased with donation money from members of their church. The materials hauled from Murfreesboro were assembled when they arrived by Walt Treadwell, Jim Sellers, Mel Dickson and Randy Moore.
  First Baptist Church of Elizabethton allowed the team members to use their facility for cooking and worship services while they were visiting.
  During the dedication, all members of their team gathered around the equipment and prayed for the safety of the children using the equipment and the safety of their return to Murfreesboro. Their team is also currently working on four other projects.