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New Grants Spruce up Communities

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Four groups have won AARP Community Challenge Grants to improve livability in the state.

Sustain Charlotte will use its grant to create signage and markings and to build a trail in Double Oaks Park, now an underused open space connecting three neighborhoods in Charlotte’s north end.

In Mount Airy a Challenge Grant will help add 10 benches, five bike racks and new trees to the Granite City Greenway, a 6.6-mile trail.

In Asheville, Haw Creek Park is undergoing a major face-lift, with AARP funding for new outdoor musical playground equipment for residents of all ages.

And in Trenton a Challenge Grant is helping locals create Heroes Park, honoring those who saved so many people during Hurricane Florence.

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