Building Bayou View Park In Gulfport

A large number of volunteers joined Bayou View residents today to help make a miracle happen. The workers were back in Gulfport's Bayou View Park, raking and hauling debris, landscaping, and making other improvements.

Local residents formed Miracle in the Park as a grassroots organization to repair the damage left by Katrina.

So far they raised more than 75 thousand dollars in private donations. That money will be used to upgrade lighting, playground equipment, and walking tracks in both sections of the park.

Miracle in the Park Co Chair Andi Rushton says with the Grand Re-opening just 2 weeks away, they still have much to do, but efforts like todays are making a big impact.

"I think we're going to make it. We're praying real hard we're going to make it, but I think we are. We've got a lot to do." Rushton says. "We've got our playground to put in. We've got a few things that we really need to have happen before the 24th, but we're not going to sleep much in the next 2 weeks and that's OK, because we want to see it done."

Celebration Day for Miracle in the Park, is Saturday, March the 24th, from 3 pm until 8 pm. There will be free food, games, and entertainment for everyone, as well as an Easter Egg hunt for the kids.