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Elaine Thomason Award

Stan Barnett (left), Bart Connelly (right)

Keep Pickens Beautiful held their annual Appreciation Dinner, January 9, 2018 at The Last Catch.  The dinner is an opportunity to show our appreciation for our volunteers, who help KPB reach the goals of a clean and safe environment for the citizens of Pickens County.

Bart Connelly, director of our Adopt A Road Program presented Stan Barnett, with the Elaine Thomason Award for his outstanding work in our Adopt A Road Program for the past 10 years. Elaine Thomason lived in the Hinton community on Hwy 53, and was a huge advocate for keeping the roads clean, even before we had the Adopt A Road Program. When the AAR program was put in place by the CCC Board, the award was named after Ms. Thomason, for her dedication to Litter reduction on our highways.

Mr. Barnett has also served on the Board of Directors for many years in several different positions.

Pickens County Commissioner Rob Jones, Johnny Weaver, Mayor of Jasper and Randy Banks, Mayor of Talking Rock and Dan Poole, Pickens Progress, where also present, our thanks to them for all the help they give KPB during the year.

Officers for 2018 were introduced, President, Mary Ann Rentz, Vice President, Robert Morgan and Joan Britten, Secretary/Treasurer.   KPB is looking forward to another year of growth and opportunities to make a difference in our county.

If you would like to be a part of our organization and volunteer by serving on our board or a committee to help keep our County clean and beautiful, contact our office at 706-253-3600 for more information and visit our web page at www.keeppickensbeautiful.org.



Keep Pickens Beautiful is a Pickens County, GA nonprofit, volunteer organization affiliated with Keep America Beautiful.  Our focus is to sustain litter reduction and voluntary recycling PLUS projects that enhance the beauty of our environment and improve solid waste management.

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KPB, formerly Citizens for a Clean Community, was founded in 1989, comprised of a group of concerned citizens striving to develop a clean and beautiful environment for Pickens County.  A part of the Keep America Beautiful Program, KPB seeks to improve quality of life by eliminating litter through increased public awareness.  A key part of the waste “reduction” is “conservation” – using natural resources wisely and using less than usual in order to avoid waste.

TrasherAt KPB we want you to know about us, to join us, and to do your part.  Every one has a role! We can all learn to REDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE.  Georgia’s Litter It Costs You program has adopted the Georgia Brown Thrasher as a mascot.  “TRASHER” is here to remind you to put litter in its place, and to encourage you to get involved.

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