Keep West Tawakoni Beautiful, begun in January of 2014, is a group of volunteers dedicated to promote the Keep Texas Beautiful program of litter prevention, beautification and community involvement and minimize the impact of solid waste in the city’s water service area and is a KAB affiliate in good standing.
Ongoing projects include Yard of the Month recognition for local residents and starting this fall, community improvement awards to recognize non-residential properties in the area, and maintaining the Little Library in the City Park, which they sponsor as part of the countywide effort of United Way of Hunt County.
Past projects include spring and fall cleanups at the sewer plant and they continue to man the dumpsters at the sewer plant on several Saturdays to allow people to bring bulky trash there for disposal. They also have cleaned up the rose garden and the Veterans Memorial at the City Park and created and planted new flower beds at the park’s entrance. The group also has just finished a project to redecorate the foyer at City Hall.
They currently are planning working on a project to establish “Welcome to West Tawakoni“ signs along Hwy. 276 at both ends of the city and planting wildflower seeds along Hwy. 276 and in City Park.
Spring and fall plant and yard art sales raise monies to fund their projects.
Current members are Kathie Magers, chair, Mary Hall, Margaret Johnson, Stella Travers, and Judi Varnes, with Dwayne Hall the city appointee. Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact City Hall.