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KELLER, TX, [July 3, 2021] -- The Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) of Keller, in a joint effort with National Charity League (NCL), celebrated Independence Day with a drive-thru parade to bring a little sparkle to the lives of the residents at Whitley Place, a local assisted living and memory care community, on Saturday July 3rd at 10 am. Special honorees included Whitley residents who have served our country.

The parade route began at Bear Creek Intermediate School located at 801 Bear Creek Parkway in Keller and ended at Whitley Place located at 800 Whitley Road. The route was 1.4 miles long. View Map

The red, white and blue decorated cars made a right onto Bear Creek Parkway, and then a left onto Whitley Road and continued through the Whitley Place campus as residents enjoyed the parade from inside and outside of the facility.

It has been a difficult year for seniors in the community due to COVID restrictions and protocols. Limited contact with family and friends has taken a toll on the seniors, and the YMSL and NCL members enjoyed brining a a smile to the residents' faces during this patriotic holiday.

"The best part of the parade was making the first turn into Whitley Place and seeing the residents waving and smiling," said Dylan Connors, age 15, and member of the YMSL Keller Chapter. "We participated to brighten their day, but it made my mom and me happy too."

Young Men’s Service League offers moms service opportunities and time together with her son(s) to gro their relationship and to instill in their sons a heart of service. Additionally, throughout its four-year program, YMSL teaches comprehensive leadership and life skills to develop young men to be the confident and compassionate leaders of tomorrow. At the end of the 4-year program, each young man will have served no less than 75 hours to those in need in his community. The majority will be served as a mother/son team.  

YMSL represents over 10,000 moms and 11,000 young men as part of more than 100 chapters across 16 states. One hundred YMSL chapters combined should result in more than 400,000 volunteer hours for this service year. WWW.YMSL.Org