Teens Volunteer To Improve Tyler's Landscape

Hundreds of teens took a time out from summer vacation Friday and volunteered to make Tyler beautiful.

Over 150 teens from East Texas and Oklahoma grabbed trash bags, rakes and paint brushes as part of a community service project.

The teens are participating in a church youth conference in Tyler this weekend.

Teens from Gilmer painted the tunnel under Broadway near Dobbs road.

Many said they were happy to give their time.

"It's a good feeling to know that you've really helped people," said volunteer Chris Mines. "People that run by jogging everyday they'll see what we've done and it really looks better."

Volunteers cleaned up at 12 locations in Tyler including the Rose Garden, Lindsey Park and the Goodman Museum.

Story by Maya Golden