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ICYMI: Annual tree giveaway and e-cycle event set for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019


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In an effort to encourage citizen commitment to Keep Paris Beautiful, Make Lamar County Shine, Keep Paris Beautiful (KPB) will once again host  a tree giveaway on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, beginning at 9 a.m. on the north parking lot of the Lamar County Court House, between North Main Street and 1st Street NW. Through the Texas A&M Forestry Service, KPB has acquired approximately 1,000 hardwood trees of various types which are approximately two to three feet in height to provide to interested citizens.

“Keep Paris Beautiful board members will be on hand this Saturday at the parking lot of the courthouse, at the north parking lot, adjacent to the Lamar County Court House, to provide free trees to citizens,” explained KPB board member Edwin Pickle.  “We anticipate that it won’t take long for the trees to be distributed based upon our past history for this event.  We will allow each citizen to initially acquire four hardwood trees and we will be there until we run out.” 


KPB will also stage an E-Cycle collection on the north parking lot of the Lamar County Court House as well.  Eligible items for collection include computers, monitors, televisions, microwave ovens, etc.  City employees will be on hand to help unload electronic items.  For more information on the E-Cycle effort, contact Robert Talley, City of Paris Code Enforcement Officer at 903.784.9219. The purpose of Keep Paris Beautiful / Make Lamar County Shine is to encourage the community to create a cleaner, more beautiful Paris and Lamar County through volunteerism and education. 

KPB conducts the annual Trash-Off/E‐cycle in the city, and was responsible for the planting of Crepe Myrtles in the median on Loop 286 from Hwy 271 South, to Hwy 82 West.  KPB also has played a major role in the restoration of Bywaters Park and the Trail de Paris. KPB is an affiliate in good standing of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful.  They are a recognized 501(c)3 and donations can be made through the City of Paris water bills and/or donations through the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce.


Amanda Cutshall
Amanda Cutshall is the managing editor of eExtra News. She has been in the news business since graduating university four years ago, originally starting at The Paris News and eventually moving over to eExtra News to reach a larger readership...