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Keep Smyrna Beautiful Wins National Awards

The program took home two national awards from the 60th Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, DC.

Keep Smyrna Beautiful was recently recognized nationally for its excellence in service to the Smyrna community. The program took home two awards from the 60th Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, DC late January.

The recognition include the 2012 First Place Non-Profit Litter Prevention Nationwide Award for Smyrna’s creative use of the “Littering Is Wrong, Too” campaign in addition to Adopt A Mile and other numerous litter prevention and litter cleanup programs.

Additionally, Keep Smyrna Beautiful brought home the 2012 Keep America Beautiful – 2nd Place National Affiliate Award (competing in population category 50,001-200,000), recognizing excellence in overall programming and results.

Angie Bolton, volunteer and Board Member with the program, who is also an IBM employee, was singled out among volunteers representing nearly 600 certified affiliates nationwide with the Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Award.

Bolton has been in active service to the Smyrna community for eight years, organizing volunteer projects that benefit the Smyrna community and local schools ranging from large-scale tree plantings and cleanup efforts to development of the Smyrna Community Garden.

The Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson Award was created in honor of the former First Lady’s contribution to beautification efforts across the country.

Keep Smyrna Beautiful Director, Ann Kirk and City of Smyrna Community Relations Director, Jennifer Bennett also served as opening day conference speakers on branding.

Karen Douglas February 11, 2013 at 02:30 PM
Congratulations Ann and Angie. Karen
Meg Perry February 11, 2013 at 02:44 PM
Thanks to the many volunteers, their hours & the thoughtful leadership of Ann & Angie in making Smyrna one of the nicest Georgia cities. Congratulations on the well deserved rewards.
Inside-Out February 12, 2013 at 07:45 AM
While this is a well deserved honor I have been disappointed that KSB has not mentioned the passing of Mrs. Sue Brissey, who was a long time supporter and volunteer of this organization. No one loved Smyrna and dedicated so much time to the organization than she and her husband, Larry. She very much deserves a heart felt tribute for her contributions to the Jonquil City and her dedication deserves recognition. I would hope that the city finds a very fitting tribute in her honor.
30080 March 20, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Smyrna Education Foundation, Inc. c/o IBM Corporation Attn: Angie Bolton 7100 Highlands Parkway Smyrna, GA 30082 Ms. Bolton receives the donations for the Smyrna Education Foundation, Inc. 10% of the proceeds from the Food Truck Park go to this non-profit but no information is available on how that money is disbursed. The SEFI seems to be just a Web page. http://www.smyrnaeducationfoundation.org/Smyrna_Education_Foundation/Home.html

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