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DOWN! town

By D Magazine |

Downtown is…

CLEAN. From ongoing daily programs like the Clean Team to special efforts such as the annual EarthFest, Downtown works hard on its appearance.

In fact, over 500 Downtown employees will celebrate Earth Day by participating in the 1999 EarthFest on April 23. Corporate teams will plant trees and flowers, paint light standards, pick up litter and perform other beautification projects that afternoon. A free festival on Pegasus Plaza (Main at Akard), 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., features over a dozen exhibits, give-aways and live music.

It’s all right here, and you’re invited to Come on Down/town.


Visit an inviting, caring and growing congregation in the heart of downtown Dallas. First Presbyterian Church is often described as “people who put feet under their prayers.1’ It’s a diverse congregation that feeds the hungry, clothes the poor and makes a difference in the community.

First Presbyterian is a lively place that offers something for everyone. People come from all over the metroplex to worship, study and serve. Hundreds, moving into downtown, are beginning to see First Presbyterian as their neighborhood church and are walking to services on Sundays! Others park in the secure, six-story parking garage.

The church’s nationally recognized homeless ministry, The Stewpot, serves 67,420 meals annually and assists the less fortunate through numerous programs.

Sunday services are at 8:50 and 10:50 a.m. with a more casual service every second Sunday of the month at 7 p.m. Services are broadcast live every third Sunday at 11 a.m. on WFAA-TV Channel 8. Young & Harwood; 214-748-8051;

April 15 marks the fifth anniversary of the Dallas Ambassadors, the Downtown Improvement District’s uniformed safety team. Trained to serve as extra “eyes and ears” for the Dallas Police Department, the 23-member team also provides information and assistance to citizens and visitors seven days a week, rain or shine. During the past five years, over 575,000 people have benefited from their reassuring and friendly presence on the streets of Downtown.

Dressed in red and blue uniforms, the Dallas Ambassador’s receives training in subjects ranging from first aid/CPR to customer service to observation techniques and safety awareness. In-depth instruction on the geography and landmarks of Downtown and a radio communications system enables the safety team to expedite emergency assistance when necessary.

Whether you need assistance, have a question about Downtown or simply want someone to take your picture with friends, look for the yellow, red and blue emblem with the helping hand. The Dallas Ambassadors are here to help you!