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Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) joined students from Cistercian Preparatory School in Irving and the Cristo Rey Preparatory School in Dallas for a volunteer service project in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Twelve students and two sponsors met at Senter Park Recreation Center on Monday, January 16, where they worked together apply a fresh coat of paint to the activity room on the second floor of the facility.  They gave a total of 24 hours of service in this project, and were part of a group of hundreds of other students and staff across the Metroplex who were also participating in service projects to give back to the community.

Faculty sponsor Jos Angel Cordero, a teacher at Cristo Rey, commented on the day by saying, “While many consider this holiday a day off, we like to call it “Day On,” meaning it is a day of service.  This is our second year to participate, and this time we ventured out of Dallas to Irving and were joined by Cistercian for this project at Senter Park.  We feel it is important to advocate service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and encourage others to give of their time by volunteering.”

Keep Irving Beautiful is a non-profit, grassroots, leadership organization dedicated to educating our community about litter abatement, recycling, and beautification to help preserve the health and promote the social and economic prosperity of our city. As an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful, Keep Irving Beautiful reaches out to all sectors of our city including government, business, church, cultural, educational, neighborhood and civic organizations.  If you are interested in volunteering with KIB, or making your activity a “green event,” please go to Keep Irving Beautiful, or call (972) 721-2175.

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