City of Garland Fire Department helps Society remove a rusting car
In February 2016, the Society spearheaded the removal of a long-abandoned, rusting Subaru which had been hiding in plain sight in the Preserve behind the Curtis Culwell Center. Then-Mayor Doug Athas, who is now on the Society Trail Monitoring Team, approved a request made by Society board member Dana Wilson to ask the Garland Fire Department for help to break the car into pieces small enough to be toted out to where it could be loaded on a Garland Parks Department truck and carted away. She assured him that the Society could provide the all-volunteer team to do the toting.
Firefighters had to use powerful cutting tools and welding equipment to take it apart and most of the heavy pieces took the strength of several people to carry it to the street. Some of the volunteers helping were current Mayor Scott LeMay who was the city councilman for the district at that time, Scott’s wife Tiffany LeMay, current Society president David Parrish, Dana Wilson, Carol Garrison, Stephanie Hanson and her dad Steve, Jim Shouse, and Barbara and Don Baynham.