The New Braunfels Jaycees will celebrate 90 years of the local chapter by planting 90 trees in city parks April 6.

The background

The New Braunfels Jaycees—or Junior Chamber of Commerce—is a chapter of the United States Junior Chamber and was established in 1934.

They are a leadership training and civic organization for young adults ages 18-40, according to their website.

The goal of the organization is “to give members of the community an opportunity to learn more about New Braunfels and grow their network and as individuals,” said Cordell Bunch, chapter president of the New Braunfels Jaycees.

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To commemorate 90 years, the organization is partnering with the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department to plant 90 trees in Fischer Park and Prince Solms Park.

The city will dig holes in both parks, and volunteers will place the trees and add mulch around them.

The project costs $10,000. The New Braunfels Jaycees contributed $5,000, and the United States Jaycees Foundation matched the amount, said Dani Schmidt, New Braunfels Jaycees co-chair of projects and city beautification.

“We are blessed to have [United States Jaycees Foundation] match our amount,” Bunch said. “I am thankful to all our members for all that they do for the community.”
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