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Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) visited the members and staff of Emma’s House on a warm sunny day in August. To escape the typical Texas summer heat the group met inside to learn about recycling, littering and environmental fun facts.  KIB kicked off the discussion of litter prevention and then followed that up with a video titled “The Wartville Wizard” by Don Madden. The video reinforced the importance of keeping our cities and towns litter-free and beautiful. KIB also brought everyday items like a t-shirt, pullover jacket, cups and even pencils that were made from recycled plastic bottles, old jeans and recycled paper money! In addition to the fantastic and fun question and answer session, Emma’s members were treated to a fruit snack, ice cream and lemonade. To everyone’s delight, KIB mascot Kirby made a special appearance and took time to pose for pictures with the group and individuals.

   KIB Board member Jan Schriefer stated, “This was the second year that KIB has visited Emma’s House and it’s always wonderful experience. Emma’s members are eager to learn and we at KIB appreciate their efforts by participating in the adopt-a-spot program that helps keep our community clean year round.”

  Emma's House is a nonprofit care center. Their mission is to provide after school and non-school services for teens and young adults with disabilities. They specialize in providing community based recreational and educational instruction. They provide functional, vocational and life skills to promote independence and self-sufficiency.  

   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, or call the KIB office at 972-721-2175.

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