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AARP members learn about Keep Victoria Beautiful

By Victoria Advocate
June 5, 2010 at 1:05 a.m.
Updated June 9, 2010 at 1:09 a.m.


Joni Brown, executive director for Keep Victoria Beautiful, and Louise Hull Padilla were the speakers for the May 25 American Association of Retired People meeting.

They told the group about some of the projects Keep Victoria Beautiful has worked on this year.

Keep Victoria Beautiful is a nonprofit organization with one employee. It has many volunteers, but is always looking for more.

It is housed in the historic Hiller House and gives "beautification awards" to a Victoria business each month.

Padilla told the group about the downtown Main Street project, which plans to beautify downtown sidewalks and plant 50 trees. The funds for this projects come from sales tax money. This project is planned for completion in December 2011.

Dr. Efren Diaz DeLeon, president, presided at the meeting held at the Victoria County Senior Citizens Center on Murray Street. Reports were heard from Ann Carver, Natalie Gilbert, Lois Smith and Yvonne Smith.

The Regional Gulf Coast AARP Roundup Picnic will be on June 12 in Katy.

The raffle for the day was won by Angie Montez.

After the meeting, Adriana Valdivia served refreshments during the fellowship hour.

The next meeting will be June 29.

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