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Volunteers to build stage in Duncan Park

Volunteers will build a temporary outdoor stage in Duncan Park on Friday and Saturday. Construction will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The hope is that the temporary stage will lead to a permanent outdoor community arts center that will bring music, theatrical and dance performances to the North Limestone neighborhood.

Volunteers from the North Limestone Neighborhood Association, the Martin Luther King Neighborhood Association, Central Sector Neighborhood Coalition and the Lexington Lions Club will build the 20- by-30-foot stage.

Two organizations, the Living Arts and Science Center and the Lexington Children's Theatre, are organizing programs for the summer. A steering committee has been formed to collaborate with everyone who is interested to ensure that a wide variety of diverse activities are presented.

"This is a great community with good people and an excitement of synergy," said Marty Clifford, president of the North Limestone Neighborhood Association. "We want to build on this with getting even more people involved."

Anyone who would like to volunteer for the projects planned for the future may contact Clifford at (859) 389-9157.

Duncan Park also will be one of the sites for the fourth annual "Ready! Set! Go! Back to School Rally" on Aug. 8. Coordinated through LexLinc, the rally will provide a backpack and school supplies to low-income children to help prepare them for the school year. Additional arts activities also are scheduled at the rally.