MLK Street in Calvert—Return to pristine
On MLK Day, about 25 youth and adults gathered on Cedar Street in Calvert Monday to get their assignments and tackle the trash on Martin Luther King Street, running a block behind and parallel. After about an hour of enthusiastic trash gathering, several blocks of MLK were transformed.
Youth leaders included members of the Calvert High School Student Council who are going for a Helping Hands Award, issued by the Texas Association of Student Councils during their annual convention in mid-April in Arlington. The MLK clean-up is only one of several service projects the CISD Student Council will be able to list. Giving out food at the local food bank, maintaining the People’s Garden, working to raising money for Little Dribblers, and a host of other projects make them a shoe-in.
Adults assisting the Student Council included Councilperson Bobby Alford, teachers Keith Trotter and Omar Babers (also a councilperson), and School Board Trustee James Green, along some who saw the need and just chipped in.
The results were apparent as the girls raced the boys to the middle. The men got there first but they had a few more adults on their team, and, said Babers, there may have been a little more trash on the ladies’ end.
The Calvert Student Council will undoubtedly make Calvert proud in Arlington. But they will need the financial help of the community to get there. Alford urges residents to chip in to help this group that made such a difference on Monday.
Melissa Freeman \ Robertson County News
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