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Class on how to make rain barrels set

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Staff report, Denton Record-Chronicle

Locals can learn how to harvest and utilize rainwater next week as part of a gardening secrets class called "Saving for a Rainy Day: DIY Making a Rain Barrel," hosted by Keep Lewisville Beautiful, the city of Lewisville and Texas A&M AgriLife's Water University. 

Participants will get to build their own 55-gallon rain barrel and learn how to effectively use and store collected rainwater. The class will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater complex in Classroom One, located at 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Participants must RSVP and pay $30 to cover costs of supplies, and seating is limited to the first 30 households who sign up. 

Friends and family are all invited to the class. To RSVP online, visit

For more information, contact Keep Lewisville Beautiful at 972-538-5949 or via email at