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Accessible playground to be dedicated to Zahra

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HICKORY, NC (AP) -- Civic groups in Catawba County are expanding a Hickory playground in memory of Zahra Baker, a 10-year-old girl whose dismembered remains were found in western North Carolina last year.

The Hickory Daily Record reports that Kiwanis clubs of Catawba County say the $85,000 addition could be open by July. The new play equipment is for children with disabilities. Bone cancer had left Zahra with a prosthetic leg and hearing aids.

No one has been charged in her death.

The town of Hickory is assisting in the project to add a tunnel, climbing wall and other wheelchair-accessible features to the park.

The Zahra Baker All Children's Playground will include a bronze plaque saying, "Zahra, you touched us. 1999-2010," along with her photo.

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Information from: The Hickory Daily Record, http://www.hickoryrecord.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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