Written by Phil Cerroni
Keep Irving Beautiful continued its partnership with the Irving Family YMCA by attending their annual Fall Festival on Oct. 26. KIB provided the recycling stations, along with signs in both English and Spanish reminding everyone to place trash and recyclables in the proper receptacles.
Seven North Lake College Service Learning students also attended and helped in several ways. Some ran the prize wheel where attendees answered questions about the environment, natural resources and recycling to win books donated by the Friends of the Irving Library. Others helped with game booths, while still others walked the grounds to make the event litter-free. In total, the group gave 23 hours of service time on a chilly evening to help make the event a success.
“This type of activity represents what a community is all about,” said KIB Board member Rachel Torrez-Moon. “We enjoy supporting the YMCA in this event and throughout the year. We are also working with them again this year for America Recycles Day which will involve both the seniors and the youth groups in a competition to see who can collect the most recyclables. The YMCA and KIB have a common goal to engage people of all ages in their activities, and that makes them a great partner.”
Source: Keep Irving Beautiful