R. Dan Matkin was announced as this year’s Sweetheart during the annual vintage Valentine Tea held on February 12 at the Irving Heritage House. A former president of the Irving Heritage Society, Mr. Matkin is also a charter member and a life time member with honors and has served on various committees. He served as Mayor of Irving from 1971-1977 which included the period that the Heritage House was donated to the City of Irving by the Schulze family in 1975.
In addition to his contributions to the Irving Heritage Society, Mr. Matkin is well known for his community involvement in many roles with various organizations, including Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau, Rotary, Boy Scouts, Salvation Army, the DART board, Sister Cities, and Jaycees, to name a few of the other organizations.
For additional information and photos of Irving Heritage Society activities, visit www.irvingheritage.com or call 972-252-3838.