Keep Lewisville Beautiful awards grant to Lions Club, provides free light bulbs

Keep Lewisville Beautiful recently awarded the Lewisville Lions Club a $500 Adult Beautification grant for an outdoor beautification and community improvement project planting native trees and crepe myrtles in the northeast corner of Central Park, in partnership with Lewisville Parks and Leisure Services.

“We are excited to be able to provide the Lions Club funds to help with this beautification project,” says Amy Wells, Executive Director for Keep Lewisville Beautiful. “KLB hopes to partner with them again in future projects that beautify and green our community. The trees that they will be planting are part of a nationwide Lions Club effort to plant over a million trees in 2011—a goal that Lewisville Lion Nancy Chipman said has already been reached by Lions Clubs across the country.”

Each year, Keep Lewisville Beautiful sponsors four adult grants and four youth grants for projects that reflect Litter Prevention, Beautification/Community Improvement, Waste Reduction, Resource Conservation and Environmental Education. For more information about grant opportunities, call KLB at 972.538.5949, email to, or visit

Also, Keep Lewisville Beautiful is giving out free CFL light bulb four-packs to Lewisville residents to help reduce the use of electricity in Lewisville. First Choice Power awarded KLB a $2,000 “Reduce Your Use” grant earlier this year, making the program possible.

To get the bulbs, residents can go by the KLB offices at 101 W. Main St., Suite 102, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Light bulbs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill) must be provided to receive the light bulb pack. Limit one pack per Lewisville address.

Submitted by James Kunke, City of Lewisville.

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