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Moody Park cleanup honors Tay Jackson

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Posted at 2:58 PM, Oct 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-06 15:58:33-04

Sunday, dozens of volunteers, young and old, gathered for a cleanup at Moody Park in honor of Quanita “Tay" Jackson.

The 20-year-old community activist was shot and killed near the park. She was the unintended target in a drive-by shooting. The person responsible got away.

“Even though the killer hasn’t been caught or captured, I’ve found her passion has brought a lot of people together,” said cleanup organizer Travis Chambers.

The cleanup was initially scheduled to happened on Sept. 29 but was postponed due to rain.

“Four people came out in the pouring rain like, ‘We're here to clean,’" Chambers said. “She was loved. You don’t come out for people you don’t love.”

Sunday’s cleanup went from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Right now, there is a $50,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of Jackson’s killer.