Keep Irving Beautiful held its annual Proud Partners Awards reception Monday at First Baptist Church Irving. The awards recognize the commitment by community members to keeping Irving clean and beautiful.
Margie Stipes, KIB board secretary, and Rick Hose, KIB coordinator, handed out the crystal awards while Cathy Whiteman of ICTN announced the winners. Recipients were Ikram Qadri, Youth Leadership Award; Bernard Manale of Nimitz High and Roy Vu of North Lake College, Educator Awards; Bear Creek Community Church Garden, Faith Group Award; Kayak Power Inc., Business and Industry Award; Irving Rambler and Irving Parent, Media Awards; Emma’s House, Civic Organization Award; Sharon Barbosa-Crain, Lifetime Achievement Award; Irving police chief Larry Boyd, Civil Servant Award; Rep. Linda Harper-Brown, Green Government Award; and Gerald Farris, KIB Hometown Award.
A few other awards announced by Jim Scrivner, KIB board vice president, included a City Government Award to theIrving Public Works Department and the Ebby Halliday and Maurice Acres Award to VHA Inc. A Certificate of Merit went to the YMCA and the O.P. Schnabel Senior Citizen Award was given to Margie Stipes.