By Karolyn Gephart
Tickets go on sale September 20 for the Keep Pearland Beautiful Plant Thyme Fall Luncheon to be held October 18 at First Methodist Church at 2314 Grand Blvd. in Pearland.
RETREET Founder/Executive Director Grady McGahan will deliver the keynote address.
McGahan will discuss how he created RETREET a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides disaster relief to communities on a local, national, and international level. The organization leads volunteers in restoring decimated urban forests.
RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees. Visit their website at RETREET.org.
McGahan is a 2015 graduate of Municipal Forestry Institute, the president of Texas Urban Forestry Council, and an at-large commissioner for the City of Dallas’ Arts & Culture Advisory Commission.
Keep Pearland Beautiful will offer a native and adaptive plant sale as part of the luncheon continuing through the afternoon until 5 pm.
On Saturday, October 19, the plant sale relocates to the Stella Roberts Recycling Center at 5800 Magnolia Parkway from 9 am to 1 pm.
For information on becoming a sponsor for the Plant Thyme Fall Luncheon or for tickets or ticket information, contact Lenora Tollefson at 281-489-2795.
KPB currently serves over 10,000 households, with 250 members, through litter prevention, waste reduction, and beautification programs.
From organizing and running the first recycling program, to the development of hike and bike trails, initiating the Adopt-A-Spot program, to collecting Household Hazardous Waste and developing KIPPERS (Kids in Pearland Preserving the Environment through Responsible Service) in local middle schools, KPB continues to make a difference in the community in which we live, work, and play.