On Saturday, November 15th, 2014, a total of 60 volunteers worked diligently for 14.5 hours to set a new Guinness World Record for building the largest cardboard structure, made from 18,000 cardboard boxes. The sculpture was a replica of the original Birdville County Courthouse from 1855, sketched by Don Tipps and designed by architect Daniel Williams. The structure measured 41’3” long, 14’ high; 25’6” deep.
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Haltom City Community Projects, a division of the Parks & Recreation Department, coordinates projects relating to improving the quality of life for its citizens. Their news & events are listed here.
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John D. Spicer and West Birdville, two Haltom City elementary schools, collected and recycled over 32,000 plastic bags during the month of April as part of that city’s Keep Haltom City Beautiful (KHCB). The students at West Birdville Elementary School won the KHCB Plastic Bag Recycle Challenge by recycling 25,912 bags. They received a new outdoor bench made from recycling plastic. Each school also received a garden box made from recycled plastic for their participation in the recycle challenge.
The annual "Green Report" is published once a year by Keep Haltom City Beautiful to let citizens know about programs, events and environmental news and best practices. The 2015 Keep Haltom City Beautiful Green Report is a comprehensive report that includes the activities of the past year along with activities and plans for the upcoming year, all related to Haltom City beautification and environmental awareness.
Also known as the Haltom City Beautification & Revitalization Board, Keep Haltom City Beautiful volunteers work to make the city an environmentally friendly place to live and work.
Pictured at right - rock garden installation at City Hall
Judges have studied the 319 entries in the 2015 Images of Haltom City Photo Contest and have chosen the winners. Best of Show honors went to Isabelle Normandin for her picture of a butterfly, entered in the Haltom City Animals Category. The winner will be published in the 2016 Haltom City Community Calendar, and Normandin will receive a $200 prize for her work. Normandin also took honors in the Architecture and Documentary categories.
Artwork on utility boxes functions as a form of communication to a moving audience with the goal of creating a vibrant, inclusive and interesting urban environment. Haltom City has been utilizing this practice as a means for displaying public art and as a way to involve local artists in a cooperative project.
Many of the works were selected during a recent signal box art contest. The others were previously selected from among entries in the annual Images of Haltom City Photo Contest.
Results are in for the annual Neighborhood Decorating Contest, coordinated by Keep Haltom City Beautiful. To find winners, volunteer judges travel every street in six sections of Haltom City looking for the best decorations. Board members thank all residents who make the effort to decorate and make the community beautiful for the holiday season. Here are this year’s winners: