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Pepsi grant to be used in Lee Co. to build playground

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A Lee County woman is celebrating after getting enough votes worldwide to win a $50,000 Pepsi Refresh Project grant.

Traci Henry's playground for children with special needs finished eighth this month to secure the funds. Her son Chance suffers from Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy. Wednesday she received paperwork to confirm how the money will be spent to build the Butterfly Kisses Play Park at the corner of the Leesburg Bypass and Highway 32. Henry said she couldn't have done it without community support.

"I know that I put it together but I didn't do it, everybody who voted in every community around is the ones who won it," said Henry.

Henry hopes to have the playground ready for special needs children in the next two months. She wants to keep fund raising to buy swings for parks all over her community.

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