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Community members come together for Make a Difference Day in Nacogdoches

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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

On Saturday community members out in Nacogdoches came together for Make a Difference day.

Executive Coordinator Katie Blevins said this is a day that is close to her heart.

“Today we did a project with keep Nacogdoches beautiful; it was funded by a grant from Keep Texas Beautiful, Anheuser Busch and Keep America Beautiful.” Blevins said.

Over forty volunteers came out to Banita Creek Park to help make some special additions to the area.

Blevins “We purchased and planted these five new trees and we purchased and planted over a thousand daffodil bulbs along this new section of trail.” Blevins said.

These new additions are intended to help create a more beautiful location for park goers.

But efforts didn’t stop there; people also took the road sides to help clean up litter.

SFA student Volunteer Quincee Oresanya said its great working together with the community for a great cause.

“It warms your heart you know, you’re just out here picking up trash, making friends and now you’re all like one big family because you’re out here together doing it and once again that goes back to the community.” Oresanya said.

Volunteers spent about three hours planting, digging and picking up trash with the hope of inspiring others.

SFA student Volunteer Tiphani Thomas said this is a step in the right direction.

“Well you have to start somewhere so starting off small, I believe it is a big issue and it can be the start of something big.” Thomas said.

There was also a deeper message at the root of these actions that organizers hope people will take away.

“I think it’s important to show a child they can plant a bulb because that child can take that knowledge throughout their life and know that they have the ability to just go out and do a community service project or do a beautification project rather than wanting to do something and not knowing how.” Blevins said.

Milstead Counseling also sponsored two of the trees that were planted along the trail on Saturday.

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