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Keep Tyler Beautiful partners with Trinity Lutheran Church for 'Serving in the City' event

TYLER, October 11, 2013-- Keep Tyler Beautiful will be working with families and friends from Trinity Lutheran Church to clean up litter in the City’s Noble E. Young Park on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until Noon.

The cleanup is part of the church’s “Serving in the City” program.

“We do this because it is the right thing to do and because we love Tyler,” said Pastor Art Hill. “We keep on doing it because it’s a fun activity for family members of all ages.”

Members of Keep Tyler Beautiful will be working side by side with the church group to improve the appearance and enjoyment of one of Tyler’s busy parks.

“Keep Tyler Beautiful is always happy to have groups like this come to us with service projects like this,” Keep Tyler Beautiful Board Chair Phyllis Carlyle said. “Litter control is one of the major factors in keeping our city a ‘natural beauty.’”

Pastor Hill said Trinity Lutheran Church in Tyler plans and carries out local service events during the year.  The purpose is to provide avenues for our members to serve others with the love of Jesus in very practical ways.  Yet the far greater benefit comes to those who serve.  It’s the time-honored truth that it’s better to give than to receive, he said. 

He explained that church members have found that picking up trash in the park has lots of advantages.   It’s an enjoyable way for parents and grandparents to do something positive and memorable with their kids.  At the same time, children learn the value of taking care of the resources that are entrusted to us.  They will think twice before dropping paper on the ground the next time they’re in the park.

Other activities that Trinity Lutheran is involved with include groups of volunteers at the East Texas Food Bank, showing boys at Azleway Boys Ranch how they can cook a special meal themselves, and as partners of the 100th Habitat For Humanity house being built in Tyler next month.

For more information, call Gary Lynch at 903-531-1348.

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