The sounds of swing sets and laughter will now be heard in addition to the roaring engines on race day as a new playground has been donated to the Drumheller Stampede and Agricultural Society

It is all thanks to a racing family who holds Drumheller's dirt track speedway close to their hearts.

"They have been great to my kids, so getting to know the fans and having all the kids running around, it is nice to have something they can do," said Rose Farnham of the Farnham family.

The Farnham family hails from Sylvan Lake and has been in the racing community for five years.

The roar of the engine is often contagious and children Alex, 14, and Mackenzie, 15, have followed in their parent's footsteps and drive their very own cars.

"Our kids' race, my children are in the claimer class. So in order for us to get anybody involved, we have to have kids out there. We know from having our own children that they get bored really fast and then get into trouble," explained Farnham. "So, having a playground or something for them to play on is definitely a good way to keep them out of trouble. And then the parents aren't yelling at them all the time. The parents are watching the races while the kids are enjoying the playground.

The Farnham family thought the playground suited the track, and the construction crew was working until 1:30 am on Saturday night, August 11 to have it open for the Sunday races.

"These are two separate swing sets. But what we did was put them together and then it just makes one big one for us," continued Farham.

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