Al Rothe, KPB Board member reported a banner year for handing out candy on Halloween this year. Again this year KPB took part in the Trick or Treat downtown event in Jasper. Rothe reported that we had more children this year than ever before. Each year KPB purchases more candy and always seems to run out. This year we had 4 pieces of candy left at the end of the event. The costumes were great and everyone had a fun time.
Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce a new member of our community has joined our board of directors Robert Morgan. Mr. Morgan is a manger of environmental compliance within the Poultry industry. Mr. Morgan has held leadership positions in the environmental field where he has managed multiple environmental operations. Mr. Morgan holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology and a Master degree in Business Administration. Mr. Morgan has held Georgia Water Operator and Wastewater Operator Class 1 licenses for the last four years. Mr. Morgan is married to Keri and has four children that range in age from one to thirteen..
KPB is looking forward to the use of his time and talents to enhance our efforts working to keep Pickens Beautiful and reducing solid waste in our county. If you would like more information on how you can join in our mission, contact our office at 706-253-3600 or visit our web page at wwwkeeppickensbeautiful.org.
NEW KPB OFFICERS FOR 2017
New officers were elected at the Keep Pickens Beautiful (KPB) board meeting, November 5, 2016. From left to right are Vered Kleinberger, Special Projects chairperson; Joan Britton, Green Ribbon/Thumb, Chairperson; Ron Jager, Director, Mary Ann Rentz, Vice President & Beautification Chairperson; Carol Opdenhoff, President; Bart Connelly, Adopt A Road, Chairperson; Stan Barnett, Director; Codi Van Atta, Secretary/Treasurer & Membership Chairperson; Missing, Al Roth, Director.
A major KPB initiative, Adopt-A-Road, under the leadership of Bart Connelly was very successful in 2016. 20 volunteers or groups picked up 415 bags of litter from approximately 136 miles of Pickens County Roads. KPB is grateful to our volunteers who performed this service in 2016.
KPB is looking forward to another productive year continuing to do projects that enhance the appearance of our beautiful county. If you would like to join in, contact our Office Manager Tuesday and Thursday from 9-2 at 706-253-3600 and visit our website at keeppickensbeautiful.org. Find us on Face book at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KeepPickensBeautiful.
The community is encouraged and welcome to attend our monthly meeting at the Sheriff’s office conference room on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm.
Ron Jager (pictured) and I (took the photo), Al Rothe installed a storm door at the KPB Headquarters this morning. It took about 2 hours and turned out pretty good for such an old building plus a not so square door frame. This door has a built in screen that can be opened up to allow fresh air in and keep bugs out!
With the new door we should be more inviting.