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TJC, others help keep Tyler clean

For the past two years, the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has been a part of the Keep Tyler Beautiful Adopt-A-Street program.

This chapter chose to adopt the portion of Fifth Street that runs from Beckham Avenue to Loop 323. Approximately 15 members of this society come together once a month to contribute their time and effort to carry out their commitments to Adopt-A-Street.

“Any businesses that wishes to adopt a street must clean a designated one-mile area a minimum of four times a year. Even with this mandate, Phi Theta Kappa chose to do a trash pick-up once a month. It is open to all TJC students who would like to come volunteer their time,” said Danielle Robinson, vice president of service for Phi Theta Kappa.

It is requested that two of these pick-ups occur during the City of Tyler’s spring and fall clean-up weeks. Any business that wishes to adopt a street must do so for a minimum of two years. While achieving this goal, a sign will be posted declaring the business’s name in their selected area.

“The City of Tyler is currently paying up to $50,000 a year to the Andrews Center to go out and gather trash around Tyler several times throughout the year. Although, with the help of other local organizations adopting a street, this number could be reduced dramatically,” said Kristi Boyett, special project coordinator.

For more information on the Adopt-A-Street project, contact Kristi Boyett at (903) 531-1348 or go to http://www.cityoftyler.com.

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