Anyone who knows me knows I’m passionate about East Tennessee, particularly my hometown, Maryville. Serving on the board of directors for a great local nonprofit organization, Keep Blount Beautiful, and assisting with its Blount County public relations campaigns is one small way I can give back to the community.
Since its inception in 1992, Keep Blount Beautiful has helped clean up more than 215 illegal dumps in Blount County, created an Adopt-A-Mile program for city and county roads, held the first year-round cleanup events, and regularly educates school children on the importance of being green.
On Thursday, we held our annual BRAVO! Awards, which praise local businesses for their landscaping and beautification efforts.
Congratulations to the winners for making this community an even better place to live and work.
The BRAVO! Beautification winners for 2013 are:
- Asbury Place
- City of Maryville Fire Department – Sandy Springs Road Location, Station #3
- Eberting Orthodontics
- Maryville College
- Washington Cleaners
Keep Blount Beautiful also recognized businesses for creatively reusing existing buildings in Blount County. The winners of this award are:
- Southwind Animal Hospital
- TC’s Grill
- Alcoa City Center
Your hard work will no doubt inspire others to help Keep Blount Beautiful.
* Photos courtesy of Keep Blount Beautiful.