People in Nacogdoches gathered for a day of service, they helped clean up a park in honor of Martin Luther King jr.
Despite the wind and rain volunteers from Stephen F. Austin State University, decked out in rain gear, came to Temple Park to work.
“Students are young and adventurous, they’ll probably have fun out in the rain and pick up the trash, make it clean…it would be memorable for them,” said Michelle Cox, Nacogdoches P.A.L President.
Thanks to many improvements over the past year, there will be a rededication ceremony at Temple Park in the near future.
The volunteers, who came from The Office of Multicultural Affairs at SFA, picked up trash across the park and even just beyond it.
“We’ve gotten a lot of new updates put in so it just needed some TLC, get spruced up a little bit before out big event,” said Cox.
A few interesting coincidences on today’s project: the park is located on MLK blvd and in 1959 that space was a “colored only” pool.
“There’s that kind of historical element to the day and also to the park and we thought that would be really appropriate,” said Cox.
P.A.L Nacogdoches has many events going out throughout the year and can always use volunteers.
For more information visit their website http://www.palnac.com/