MetroTex Association of Realtor celebrates 100th anniversary with tree planting at Loyd Park

(L-R) MetroTex CEO Rich Thomas, MetroTex President James Martin, Grand Prairie City Councilmember Lila Thorn, MetroTex 100th Celebration Chair Eloise Martin, Grand Prairie Mayor Pro Tem Jorja Clemson and Grand Prairie Parks & Recreation Department Horticulturalists, Photo courtesy MetroTex

On Saturday, April 1, more than a hundred people came to Loyd Park at Joe Pool Lake to help celebrate MetroTex Association of Realtors’®, the fourth largest realtor association in the U.S., 100th anniversary of helping people find homes across North Texas, with a tree planting ceremony and community tree giveaway.

The event in partnership with Texas Trees Foundation involved MetroTex leadership, Mayor Pro Tem Clemson, Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Wooldridge, City Council Members Greg Giessner, Jim Swafford and Lila Thorn planting 20 new trees in Loyd Park and then handing out more than 100 trees to the public to encourage the public to have a lasting impact on their community.

“MetroTex lives and breathes the DFW community, and it’s been our privilege to help thousands of people plant roots in Grand Prairie and across North Texas over the past 100 years,” said MetroTex CEO Rich Thomas. “It’s only fitting that we show our commitment and gratitude to Grand Prairie by helping bring greenery and cleaner air to Loyd Park and to the yards of neighbors and friends.”