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Community rebuilds Johns Island playground destroyed by fire


Any sign of the devastating fire that gutted a Johns Island playground was nearly erased.

Wednesday, volunteers from Kiawah Island and Sea Island Habitat for Humanity, joined neighbors along Genesis Street, to put the final touches on a new playground set, donated by Ed Moriarty of New Jersey.

Moriarty, who saw footage of the fire for the first time Wednesday, said his family often vacations on Kiawah, and was "heartbroken" as he watched fire destroy the playground.

Officials with the St. Johns Fire Department did not return requests seeking the cause of the May fire.

Moriarty, who also donated the neighborhood's first playground set in 2009, said every child deserves a place to play, that's safe.

Neighborhood children were welcomed with an ice cream social, at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.

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