December 3, 2022

Dusty McGuire, local philanthropist, learn gardener and initial organizer of “Maintain Amarillo Stunning,” left powering a legacy of town beautification just after her passing previously this calendar year.

All over her lifestyle, McGuire had been a longtime leader in the energy to beautify the city through recycling and encouraging Amarillo citizens to manage and beautify their houses.  

“She was a real visionary, her want to enhance our metropolis and our natural environment was actually in advance of its time,” mentioned Anne Amerson, previous general public relations consultant and mate of Dusty McGuire. “Her legacy that really does are living on in addition to the memories that she developed and the lives she touched, is her instilling in persons the strategy of caring about their ecosystem and caring about turning into a lot more ecologically welcoming,”

From 1990 to 2015, McGuire served on the Chamber Civic Beautification Committee, in advance of McGuire was concerned in the “You should not Mess With Texas” marketing campaign that she later localized in 1989 and founded “Hold Amarillo Gorgeous” a marketing campaign to beautify the metropolis by way of character and artwork.

New Japanese backyard unveiled at Amarillo Botanical Gardens

By “Retain Amarillo Stunning” McGuire prepared the city large Recycling Days, and founded chipper shredder cites twice a year from 1995 to 2010 as an hard work to thoroughly clean up our metropolis, and teach individuals to develop into far more environmentally responsible.