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About this project

In the small town of Paris, Kentucky there are not many options when it comes to entertainment.  Most towns have a bowling alley, skating rink, movie theater, or some form of indoor entertainment.  Not Paris, Kentucky.  The only form of family entertainment comes from a drive-in that was built in 1956.

After taking notice of the lack of entertainment options, the third graders at Paris Elementary spent months researching and building arcade games out of cardboard. In March the students at the school held an arcade night and opened their doors to the public.

“When it’s like snowing outside you don’t really have nothing to do. Just you have to stay inside when it’s raining. You just have nothing to do,” said Samuel Morris, a 3rd grader at Paris Elementary.

“We have to go all the way to Lexington to have an arcade but if we made something here we wouldn’t have to travel long ways,” said Aliyah Williams, a 3rd grader at Paris Elementary.

While the evening was a success, the 3rd graders are looking to bring it to life and get a real arcade to open up in their town. “They’ve written a petition that they want to try to take to the mayor and get on an agenda to just start the buzz about what can we do in our community,” said Nicole Jones, a 3rd grade teacher at Paris Elementary.

This is where you come in!  When the Lexington news outlets ran this story, a couple of arcade and video game fans took notice. Mark Hooks and Shane Munson have been longtime arcade and video game fans.  We would love to help bring an arcade to the kids in this community. We have 20 arcade games that we could use to open an arcade in Paris, along with multiple consoles and a tons of games.

It's time to open Replay Arcade & Soda Bar.  We want to have 30+ arcade games available, console gaming, and an awesome soda bar.  We need your help! We are seeking funding to purchase at least 10 more arcade games and to renovate a space to make it an arcade.  Most of the games that we have available are from the 80's and 90's so we would like to add some newer games to the mix.

Please help us get an arcade open for the kids!

Links to News Stories:

http://www.wtvq.com/2017/03/09/3rd-graders-host-arcade-night-asking-indoor-entertainment-town/

http://www.lex18.com/story/34710499/paris-elementary-students-build-cardboard-arcade

 

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Bumper Sticker

 

Replay Coaster
Replay Coaster

 

Replay T-Shirt
Replay T-Shirt

 

Replay Hoodie
Replay Hoodie

 

Risks and challenges

We really have two challenges with this project:

1) We have 20 games to open with and really need to add at least 10 more to round out the collection. The more money we raise from this campaign, the more games we have when we open the doors.

2) We plan to open in late July/early August. The location that we have chosen doesn't need a lot of work: fresh paint, a few more outlets and we are good to go but, we are moving fast!

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