While some may be wishing the rain would stop, there’s no doubt it’s doing a world of good for the newly planted oak tree seedlings given out last Saturday by the Lamar County Commissioners Court.
“It was a wonderful event with many taking advantage of this great program put on each year,” said County Judge Chuck Superville.
It may have been raining during the event, but that didn’t stop locals from taking advantage of the program.
“The seedlings were distributed on a first come first served basis and is another great example of many people coming together to make Lamar County a better place,” said Superville.
This is the fourth year the Lamar County Commissioners Court, in conjunction with the Texas Forestry Service and Keep Paris Beautiful Make Lamar County Shine, have given out FREE high-quality oak tree seedlings.
The trees were FREE and provided for by the Texas Forestry Service.
The Lamar County Commissioners Court also held their tire collection event the same day, with many disposing of old tires FREE of charge.
“We are very proud and thankful to bring this opportunity to the citizens of Lamar County,” Superville said.
“We have already had five such events in The City of Reno, The City of Deport, The City of Blossom, The City of Roxton, Pct 2 County Barn, and Sumner Pct. 3 County Barn. To date, we have collected approximately 7,100 tires of all sizes from passenger tires to large agricultural tires,” he added.
This event was sponsored by a grant Lamar County received from the Northeast Texas Resource Conservation and Development folks.
“This project is a great example of a lot of people working together to make Lamar County a better place, and we have done it without spending one cent of County taxpayer money,” stated Superville.
Superville said they couldn’t have successfully pulled off both events without the help of a lot of people.
“Thank you to everyone that participated so far. Thank you to the city councils of Reno, Deport, Blossom, and Roxton, for your support and participation. Thank you to the Lamar County Commissioners for their hard work and vision to make this project happen. Thank you to Carol and Jim Boikin with the TRC&D, for bringing this grant to us and advising us on how to make it work. Thank you to the Lamar County Adult Probations Department and to the men of The Dream Center for providing their labor. Without their labor, we could not have made this happen. Thank you to Edwin Pickle with Keep Paris Beautiful and Make Lamar County Shine. Without your vision and leadership, this project would not have happened. Thank you to Rainy Tire Disposal for working with us and inside the parameters of the grant. Your efforts have allowed us to safely collect and dispose of these unsightly and dangerous tires in our community. Thank you to the State of Texas for making these funds available to us. This shows that if you give the citizens a safe and easy way for them to dispose of these tires they will take advantage of it. Finally, thank you to all the citizens that participated and brought your old tires to us for safe disposal,” said Superville.