This is the first step in a planned facelift for the park, spearheaded by the honor society’s vice president of leadership, Kyle McDougal, with support from the city’s Parks Department, officials said in a statement released Friday.
“The Alpha Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and I are very excited to join forces with the city of Tyler and Keep Tyler Beautiful on this project,” McDougal said. “Our goal is for the park to appeal to everyone in the community in a positive manner and still maintain a natural setting.”
In addition to the clean-up, McDougal said the college’s Baptist Student Ministry will offer a sunrise service led by Dr. Mark Jones in the park both dates for any of the volunteers wishing to attend.
“It is these types of partnerships, with passionate and enthusiastic individuals, that really make a difference in our community,” Stephanie Rollings, director of Parks and Recreation, said.
“We are glad to have the opportunity to work with these students as they give back to the Tyler community,” Board Chairwoman Phyllis Carlyle said. “Keep Tyler Beautiful hopes that projects like this will show others that it doesn’t take a lot of effort or time to make a difference.”
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