October 27th, 2012
Every year in October, KLB participates in the nation-wide Make a Difference Day. This day is dedicated to giving back to the community. KLB partners with several other organizations, civic groups, scouts, and the City of Lewisville to successfully plant flowers along the streets of Lewisville.
KLB is looking for volunteers of all ages and abilities to help us plant more Texas native wildflowers for 2012's Make-A-Difference Day project!
We are planting wildflowers at Lake Park!
Volunteers will be needed to help mix the seeds and sow them at Lake Park. KLB is partnering with the City of Lewisville on this project, and will be planting a band of wildflowers in a field near Lewisville Lake for park visitors to enjoy. All ages are welcome to join in on the fun! We will also host a small clean up of the area for those interested.
Please see below for details or to register your group!
This ongoing project is a lot of fun for the entire family, and is safe for all ages. It is a continuing project year after year, in hopes of changing the image of our great city and making Lewisville the most beautiful that it can be.
Last year, in October 2011, KLB changed our beautification project to reflect our smartscaping values and beautification goals. Inststead of planting daffodils, KLB and volunteers planted half an acre of Texas native wildflower seeds at Railroad Park.
All trash bags for this event were donated by:
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please give us a call 972-538-5949 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We are always looking for volunteers.
Registration paperwork (PDF version) HERE.
Register online HERE
General Release form HERE
Map of the planting area HERE
Can't volunteer but still want to help? Donate to our event!
Signing up for the event is easy:
1. Find the Form on our website as a PDF HERE, or go paperless and sign up online HERE.
2. Turn in your PDF form to the KLB office by faxing it to 1-866-727-8526, emailing to email@example.com, mailing it to our physical address (101 W. Main Street, Suite 102 Lewisvlle) or by stopping by our office Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
3. You can also call our office an register over the phone: 972-538-5949.
The story behind the daffodil project (2003-2010):
To date, we have planted over 47,300 daffodils along Fox Ave, FM407, Edmonds Lane, Memorial Park, and the corner of 121 at Mill Street and half an acre of wildflowers at Railroad Park! We continue to plant thousands of flowers each year, adding to our existing plantings.
The daffodil project was inspired by the "Daffodil Principle" story. Below is a small section of that story.
“Before me lay the most glorious sight. It looked as though someone had taken a great vat of gold and poured it down over the mountain peak and slopes. The flowers were planted in majestic, swirling patterns -- great ribbons and swaths of deep orange, white, lemon yellow, salmon pink, saffron, and butter yellow. Each different-colored variety was planted as a group so that it swirled and flowed like its own river with its own unique hue. But who has done this? It's just one woman. On the patio a poster "Answers to the Questions I Know You Are Asking" was the headline. The first answer was a simple one."50,000 bulbs," it read. The second answer was, "One at a time, by one woman. Two hands, two feet, and very little brain." The third answer was, "Began in 1958." There it was, “The Daffodil Principle.” One event can have a life-changing experience. I thought of this woman whom I had never met, who, more than forty years before, had begun -- one bulb at a time -- to bring her vision of beauty and joy to an obscure mountaintop. Still, just planting one bulb at a time, year after year, had forever changed the world in which she lived. She had created something of indescribable, magnificence, beauty, and inspiration. The principle her daffodil garden taught is one of the greatest principles of celebration. That is, learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time -- often just one baby-step at a time -- and learning to love the going, learning to use the accumulation of time. When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can change the world.”
Remember, “When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can change the world.” Help us change Lewisville.
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