Friday, September 12, 2008

Keep Carrollton Beautiful helps the City in a BIG Way

Keep Carrollton Beautiful is contributing to our community in a BIG way. At a recent City Council meeting, Mayor Ron Branson accepted two large illustrations of Keep Carrollton Beautiful’s support. The checks, made to represent the contributions of Keep Carrollton Beautiful to the community of Carrollton in the last 12 months, proved to be a very good way to demonstrate their assistance.

In the previous twelve months, Keep Carrollton Beautiful has provided 11,948 hours from 2,962 individual volunteers - recruited to make the community more environmentally conscious, more beautiful and more neighborly. In that same time period, they have also donated $52,657.99 worth of in-kind products and services - acquired to support community events, public environmental education and refurbishment of City facilities.

Since the budget was on the Council’s agenda, Sharon Goddard was on hand to present the checks to Mayor Branson. The checks symbolize a lot of hard work on the part of Keep Carrollton Beautiful’s Board of Directors: Secretary Cindy Baxley, Amy Diaz, Vice-Chair Paul Duddleston, Chair Cathy Henesey, Special Events Doug Hinton, Brenda Lalonde and Treasurer Diane Taheri. The Board and the myriad of volunteers all have one goal in mind – to engage Carrollton to enhance our community environment. They are doing an amazing job!

To find out about all Keep Carrollton Beautiful’s programs and projects, go to and click around. You will probably find something you want to plug-in to. If you’d like to help the schools, be sure and add your paper to be recycled to their green and yellow bins. Alll that paper doesn’t end up in the landfill and the schools get money for your efforts
Be sure and cleanout that back room or garage and get ready to bring your recyclables to Texas Recycles Day on November 15th in Newman Smith’s parking lot. They’ve added Personal Document Shredding that will benefit Mosiac, Inc. to their collection items. To get a list of what’s being accepted or to volunteer, go to

Keep Carrollton Beautiful is a catalyst and community liaison making Carrollton a cleaner and more beautiful place. Keep Carrollton Beautiful is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to engage Carrollton to enhance our community environment.
Since 2004, we have held 48 public events utilizing 5,150 volunteers. Our programs funnel energy and money into community improvement in partnership with Carrollton’s public, private and civic groups. Our leadership is a volunteer Board who work in all aspects of the community.

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