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Fri April 3, 2009
Big Event this weekend in Commerce
By Scott Harvey
Commerce – The annual Big Event - a day of work and celebration to help clean up the City of Commerce - is set for tomorrow.
Students, faculty and staff at Texas A&M University-Commerce and Commerce citizens will join together to improve the community. Everyone is invited to participate.
The day is a chance to bring the community together and promote volunteerism and social responsibility. Organizers are looking for projects that will improve the appearance of the city, improve the community environment and safety or improve community facilities and resources.
According to Chamber of Commerce Manager Barbara Kersey, approximately 20 clean-up projects have been submitted, plus a number of financial contributions have been made to help fund those projects.
A stew luncheon will be held at City Park between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. with entertainment and recognition of the projects being done. Panimation, the steel drum band at A&M-Commerce, will provide entertainment during the luncheon.
A metal and paper recycling and document shredding will also be held tomorrow at the Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Sacred Brick ceremony will take place at 2 p.m., which is held each year to honor creative people in Commerce. Those selected will have their name engraved in the brick, which is then installed on a walkway at Authors' Park.
The City of Greenville is also holding a similar event this weekend at the Hunt County Fairgrounds. The annual scrap tire, battery and used oil roundup is scheduled for tomorrow morning. The annual Greenville Swap Meet and car show is also scheduled at the Fairgrounds.