What a beautiful day and great turnout for our 2016 Community Tree Giveaway! Our volunteers showed up before sunrise to make sure this year’s Tree Giveaway was a hit – and it was! Thank you for the hundreds of Dentonites who came out and made this year’s event a huge success!
The photos in the post were taken by KDB volunteer photographer, James Coreas of the Vision Beautiful. James took some gorgeous photos which truly captured the spirit of this event.
October 20th was the Pre-Event Workday that we have every year in preparation for the Community Tree Giveaway. With the help of some awesome volunteers, we tag each individual tree with a personalized identification tag and sort all of the trees by species and participant last name. This year, we had approximately 700 trees to sort and tag. Can you imagine how long that would take KDB’s tiny staff of three people? The Our volunteers were so amazing and kicked it into gear as soon as they arrived. What we had planned would take 4 hours, actually took 3! That’s how hard these individuals worked. We couldn’t do what we do without the help of our amazing volunteers!
This year we also piloted these custom-made tree boxes, made of old pallets taken to the landfill. The Solid Waste Dept. created these with the Tree Giveaway in mind, because the wind tends to blow our trees over before the event on Saturday. Since they on pallets, we were also able to move them with a fork lift! This was a major time-saver this year!
As we wrap up another great year serving the Denton community, we at Keep Denton Beautiful (KDB) feel such a sense of pride for what we have been able to accomplish with you – our volunteers, supporters, and friends. KDB’s Annual Appreciation Reception is an opportunity to highlight these accomplishments, and honor the individuals and partnerships that make it all possible. The 2016 Appreciation Reception was held last Wednesday, November 2nd at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Attendees were treated to a delicious dinner provided by The Chestnut Tree; donated beer from Grapevine Craft Brewery; live music from renowned local musician Leoncarlo Canlas; award photos from the Denton ISD Advanced Technology Center’s Commercial Photography Class; and beautiful decor from our friends at McMath Middle School, Strickland Middle School, and the Native Plants Art Exhibition. Scroll down to see photos of the event, all courtesy of The Vision Beautiful.
Thank you to every volunteer, partner, and supporter who contributes to our mission of a clean, beautiful Denton. We couldn’t do it without you!