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The rendering above showcases the vision behind a generous land donation to Liberty Public Schools from the late Sylvia Willoughby. Ms. Willoughby's gift began what has become a multi-organizational quest. The Liberty School District Foundation has joined with Clay County African American Legacy Inc., Historic Downtown Liberty Inc, the Liberty Arts Foundation and the Liberty Arts Commission to solicit funding to create a garden setting at the corner of Mill and Gallatin Streets.

The combination of the donated land, the school district’s landscaping vision and the
opportunity to honor a well known local figure will produce a unique park. The reading park will be a space suitable for parents to meet their children after school and a pleasant gathering spot for residents, as well as an encouragement for children to enjoy outdoor activities. The addition of a sculpture of China Slaughter will allow his spirit to live on in the hearts of those children who knew him and those who hear about his life. 

This is a community effort and will only be realized with community support. Please join
with us honoring Sylvia Willoughby in remembering China for his special contributions to our youth. You only need to read the comments on our Facebook page to see the lasting impression he made on all of his children. He was a generous, kind person and a great role model for all children.

The park will be funded through donations from individuals and area organizations. To learn more about China Slaughter and for information on donating, please download the brochure: 

                                                 China Slaughter Reading Park Brochure.pdf

Thank you for your consideration of donating to this great vision!

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