The bible study group from Irving Bible Church (I.B.C.) along with North Lake College service learning students partnered with the City of Irving Parks & Recreation Department and Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) for a beautification project at Fritz Petting Farm. The volunteers brought not only their cheerful can do attitude but also some wonderful weather. The group had a perfect sunny October morning to add a fresh coat of paint to the multi-rail metal fence at the entrance to the petting farm. In addition to the entrance area they were also able to paint some internal fencing that houses the animals. The 14 adult volunteers donated 42 hours of service helping to make the petting farm a more beautiful location for visitors to enjoy.
Keep Irving Beautiful Board Member Arnold Martin, who also serves as the committee chair for the faith outreach division stated that “partnering with groups like the Irving Bible Church can and does make a difference in our community. When you add that volunteer spirit from I.B.C. with the energy from the college students good results are going to happen. We would like to thank Jan and Patrick Moody with I.B.C. for coordinating the volunteers and also the Parks Department for helping us plan this worthwhile project.”
Keep Irving Beautiful is an award-winning, grassroots, non-profit leadership organization dedicated to educating community members about litter abatement, recycling and beautification in order to help preserve the health and promote the social and economic prosperity of our city. For information on how you can become involved in volunteering with KIB, please go to www.keepirvingbeautiful.org, or call the KIB office at 972-721-2175.