By Karen Daniels
At the October City Council meeting, Parks and Recreation Director, Monya Keenen, announced that The City of Meadows Place was now listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for their participation in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson. They have the added distinction of being the only city from the Fort Bend area.
On June 14, 2012, cities, towns and neighborhoods across the world were invited to participate at precisely 11:00 a.m. ET for the importance of teaching children to swim. Research shows that if a child doesn’t learn to swim by the third grade, they likely never will. The City of Meadows, along with hundreds of thousands of people world-wide helped set a record and bring awareness to the life saving skill of swimming.
The Keep Texas Beautiful recently announced the 2012 Government Award. Meadows Place was awarded 2nd place for their outstanding contributions to the Texas environment. Mayor Jessup explained that, “they ran against cities of all shapes and sizes.” The KTB is focused on addressing litter prevention, beautification, waste reduction and recycling, and their vision is “to make Texas the cleanest, most beautiful state in the nation.” First place was awarded to the City of Sonora; third place was awarded to Richardson.