At the beginning of 2014 Stephenville Mothers Instilling Love and Excellence (SMILE) approached the Optimist Club about putting a shade structure over the playground equipment at Optimist-Jaycee Park. 

The Optimist Club's mission is to support kids in the community, so its members openly accepted the invitation.

On Thursday, those involved in the project, which also included help from the city, celebrated the installation of the new structure. 

"The Optimist Club, the city of Stephenville, and SMILE couldn’t be happier to provide this structure for kids in the community," said Jeremy Allen, director of community services.