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City of Crockett Gets Summer Grant
Houston County Courier - June 2009
CROCKETT – The city of Crockett has received a grant from the Deep East Texas Council of Governments for a summer work program.
This grant, funded through the Hurricane Rita Disaster Relief Fund, provides positions for an at-risk youth and older Americans activities summer program.
Under adult supervision, participating students ages 16 - 18 become city employees for June, July and August.
In addition to cleaning up public areas, blighted areas and gateways to the city, the program teaches and requires students to demonstrate skills needed to become effective employees in the work place.
“It emphasizes the importance of volunteerism, community service, working as a group and citizenship.
“Cleaning up blighted areas in the city emphasizes community pride,” said organizers of the program,” said Crockett City Administrator Ron Duncan.
The first two important tasks of the work groups will be to clean the routes for the Juneteenth and July 4 parades.