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When kids’ favorite places are closed, some might sulk and complain. But when 11-year-old Mary Ellis Stevens discovered the First Ward Park sprayground wasn’t running on a hot Charlotte day, she picked up her ukelele instead.

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Girl protests sprayground outage with a song

Mary Ellis Stevens, an 11-year-old who lives close to Charlotte's First Ward Park, was dismayed to find that there was no place to cool off on a hot day because the park's "sprayground" was closed and the city had put up signs forbidding children to wade in the park's fountain.
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