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April 10, 2014

Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful earns President’s Circle Award on behalf of Keep America Beautiful

— Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful received Keep America Beautiful’s President’s Circle Award during Keep America Beautiful’s 2014 National Conference, which recently took place in Charlotte, N.C.

The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in building and sustaining vibrant communities.

In qualifying for a President’s Circle Award, Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful has met Keep America Beautiful’s standards of merit by conducting an annual Community Appearance Index, calculating the affiliate’s cost/benefit ratio and administering activities in the areas of litter prevention, recycling and waste reduction, and beautification and community greening.

“One of Keep America Beautiful’s most effective tools is the work of our grassroots network of affiliate organizations, which has an impact on millions of Americans each year,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Jennifer Jehn. “Our affiliates are providing real solutions to local problems caused by litter, graffiti, illegal dumping and other community blight by engaging volunteers of all ages in its effort to create a vibrant community.”

During 2013, Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful held or helped facilitate several events including Christmas Tree Recycling Day, Bulky Waste Roundup, Adopt-a-Mile cleanups, educational sessions for children and adults, Compost Awareness Week, Ecumenical Earth Day, Conasauga Watershed Cleanup, the Eek-O-Friendly Costume Swap and Community Planting Day.

“I want to thank the Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful board members and volunteers for participating in so many activities throughout the year that make our community a beautiful place to live.” said Liz Swafford, Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful executive director. “There’s still room for us to grow and we’re looking for board members and volunteers to join us and make a positive impact in 2014.”

Visit www.KeepDaltonWhitfieldBeautiful.org to register for the KDWB newsletter or call (706) 278-5001 to find out how you can participate.


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