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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Staff and students of Barium Springs stand beneath towering yellow poplars, sweet gums and maples on one-acre Barium Springs Therapeutic Park. The non-profit Barium Springs, which provided therapeutic and other services to 3,000 children and their families last year, celebrated the opening of the Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday morning, August 29, 2013. A $25,000 grant from the Mooresville-based Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation made the park possible. Children played at the park after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park, on one acre near the Barium Springs alternative middle/high school and five group homes, includes climbing areas. a slide, drums, chimes and an amphitheater.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    A child client descends a rope ladder from at deck at the just opened Barium Springs Therapeutic Park. The non-profit Barium Springs, which provided therapeutic and other services to 3,000 children and their families last year, celebrated the opening of the Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday morning, August 29, 2013. A $25,000 grant from the Mooresville-based Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation made the park possible. Children played at the park after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park, on one acre near the Barium Springs alternative middle/high school and five group homes, includes climbing areas. a slide, drums, chimes and an amphitheater.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Destiny, 12, (left) prepares to hand out fliers about the new Barium Springs Therapeutic Park after the ribbon cutting Thursday. The non-profit Barium Springs, which provided therapeutic and other services to 3,000 children and their families last year, celebrated the opening of the Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday morning, August 29, 2013. A $25,000 grant from the Mooresville-based Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation made the park possible. Children played at the park after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park, on one acre near the Barium Springs alternative middle/high school and five group homes, includes climbing areas. a slide, drums, chimes and an amphitheater.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    A child client ascends a climbing wall at the just opened Barium Springs Therapeutic Park. The non-profit Barium Springs, which provided therapeutic and other services to 3,000 children and their families last year, celebrated the opening of the Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday morning, August 29, 2013. A $25,000 grant from the Mooresville-based Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation made the park possible. Children played at the park after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park, on one acre near the Barium Springs alternative middle/high school and five group homes, includes climbing areas. a slide, drums, chimes and an amphitheater.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Timothy, 14, played drums during a musical performance at the newly opened Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday. The non-profit Barium Springs, which provided therapeutic and other services to 3,000 children and their families last year, celebrated the opening of the Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday morning, August 29, 2013. A $25,000 grant from the Mooresville-based Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation made the park possible. Children played at the park after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park, on one acre near the Barium Springs alternative middle/high school and five group homes, includes climbing areas. a slide, drums, chimes and an amphitheater.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Michael, 13 (left) and Nick, 14, read the greeting to open the Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday. The non-profit Barium Springs, which provided therapeutic and other services to 3,000 children and their families last year, celebrated the opening of the Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday morning, August 29, 2013. A $25,000 grant from the Mooresville-based Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation made the park possible. Children played at the park after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park, on one acre near the Barium Springs alternative middle/high school and five group homes, includes climbing areas. a slide, drums, chimes and an amphitheater.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Michael, 13 (left) and Nick, 14, read the greeting to open the Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday. The non-profit Barium Springs, which provided therapeutic and other services to 3,000 children and their families last year, celebrated the opening of the Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday morning, August 29, 2013. A $25,000 grant from the Mooresville-based Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation made the park possible. Children played at the park after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park, on one acre near the Barium Springs alternative middle/high school and five group homes, includes climbing areas. a slide, drums, chimes and an amphitheater.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Allen, 16, rapped and sang during a musical performance at the newly opened Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday. The non-profit Barium Springs, which provided therapeutic and other services to 3,000 children and their families last year, celebrated the opening of the Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday morning, August 29, 2013. A $25,000 grant from the Mooresville-based Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation made the park possible. Children played at the park after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park, on one acre near the Barium Springs alternative middle/high school and five group homes, includes climbing areas. a slide, drums, chimes and an amphitheater.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Timothy, 14, played drums during a musical performance at the newly opened Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday. The non-profit Barium Springs, which provided therapeutic and other services to 3,000 children and their families last year, celebrated the opening of the Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday morning, August 29, 2013. A $25,000 grant from the Mooresville-based Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation made the park possible. Children played at the park after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park, on one acre near the Barium Springs alternative middle/high school and five group homes, includes climbing areas. a slide, drums, chimes and an amphitheater.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    The non-profit Barium Springs, which provided therapeutic and other services to 3,000 children and their families last year, celebrated the opening of the Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday morning, August 29, 2013. A $25,000 grant from the Mooresville-based Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation made the park possible. Children played at the park after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park, on one acre near the Barium Springs alternative middle/high school and five group homes, includes climbing areas. a slide, drums, chimes and an amphitheater.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    A youth that receives services from Barium Springs pounds out a beat on drums at the newly opened therapeutic park at the facility. The non-profit Barium Springs, which provided therapeutic and other services to 3,000 children and their families last year, celebrated the opening of the Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday morning, August 29, 2013. A $25,000 grant from the Mooresville-based Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation made the park possible. Children played at the park after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park, on one acre near the Barium Springs alternative middle/high school and five group homes, includes climbing areas. a slide, drums, chimes and an amphitheater.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    A youth that receives services from Barium Springs rocks the chimes at the newly opened therapeutic park at the facility. The non-profit Barium Springs, which provided therapeutic and other services to 3,000 children and their families last year, celebrated the opening of the Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday morning, August 29, 2013. A $25,000 grant from the Mooresville-based Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation made the park possible. Children played at the park after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park, on one acre near the Barium Springs alternative middle/high school and five group homes, includes climbing areas. a slide, drums, chimes and an amphitheater.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    A 14 ft. long slide is one of the features at the new Barium Springs Therapeutic Park. The non-profit Barium Springs, which provided therapeutic and other services to 3,000 children and their families last year, celebrated the opening of the Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday morning, August 29, 2013. A $25,000 grant from the Mooresville-based Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation made the park possible. Children played at the park after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park, on one acre near the Barium Springs alternative middle/high school and five group homes, includes climbing areas. a slide, drums, chimes and an amphitheater.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Staff and students of Barium Springs stand beneath towering yellow poplars, sweet gums and maples on one-acre Barium Springs Therapeutic Park. The non-profit Barium Springs, which provided therapeutic and other services to 3,000 children and their families last year, celebrated the opening of the Barium Springs Therapeutic Park Thursday morning, August 29, 2013. A $25,000 grant from the Mooresville-based Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation made the park possible. Children played at the park after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The park, on one acre near the Barium Springs alternative middle/high school and five group homes, includes climbing areas. a slide, drums, chimes and an amphitheater.
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