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Dr Pepper Snapple Group helps Flanders get new playground

Flanders will be getting a new playground, thanks to a grant from a national beverage company.

Southampton Town officials announced Thursday that Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s “Let’s Play” initiative and national nonprofit KaBOOM! have awarded the town $15,000 to construct a new playground.

“Community members, especially those with young families, are excited about the opportunity the grant affords,” Councilman Christopher Nuzzi said in a statement. “We’ve planned improvements to Iron Point Park for some time and look forward to expanding its use.”

The town estimates there are about 1,100 children in the Flanders area.

Dr Pepper Snapple will donate $15 million to KaBOOM! over the next three years to build recreational centers for kids.

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