By: Lynne Hart
The KALB Commission is very proud to announce that our office manager, Claire Tribble, has been promoted to the position of executive director.
Claire has been with us for 5 months and has successfully navigated a very busy spring season. Claire has organized and promoted a highly successful Tennessee River Cleanup, a wonderful and well-attended Earth Day EXPO, an exciting One-Bag Challenge, and is in the midst of preparing for the upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, May 20.
KALB Commission members have been very pleased with Claire’s dedication, skill level, and enthusiasm and are very pleased to have her lead this organization into many years of continued success!
Several individuals and groups took part in the One-Bag Challenge, which offered prizes valued at a total of $1,000! Each 13-gallon or larger trash bag filled with litter picked up within Limestone County earned the participant one entry into the drawing for cash prizes.
A total of 78 bags of trash and 10 tires were removed from Limestone County roadsides and public lands during the month-long event.
There were many families, individuals, and groups participating and, because of them, Limestone County residents are the true winners! It was so good to see families and youth organizations out picking up trash. What a great lesson for our children to get down and dirty in the roadside trash. One young man told us that after seeing the disgusting stuff in the ditches, he will never litter!
So, CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our One-Bag Challenge and THANK YOU to all who participated. A special thank you to Bank Independent for sponsoring the $500 Grand Prize!
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By: Lynne Hart – KALB Commission Member, Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful