WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM)-People with disabilities have something new to enjoy in Whitehall.
Forrest Bernhardt watched Saturday as the ribbon was cut to the Liberty Swing he made possible. The swing, which accommodates people with disabilities, is the first of its kind in Michigan. Bernhardt has been working on bringing it to Whitehall for nearly three years, as part of his Eagle Scout project.
The 17-year-old came up with the idea during a trip to the park with his family.
"I chose this because my brother is in a wheelchair and has cerebral palsy and that gave me the idea. Whenever we went to the park, there was everything to do for my other siblings except for Zach," explained Bernhardt.
The Liberty Swing was made possible by more than $23,000 in donations. Many people attending Saturday's ceremony received a free key to the swing, which is now sitting in Goodrich Park.