November 2015 Green Ribbon Award


KEEP PICKENS BEAUTIFUL November 2015 Green Ribbon Award Given To Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church.

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Under the direction of Father Byrd , Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church has undergone a major renovation to restore and enhance its beauty . The Church is located at the south corner of Refuge Rd. and Hwy. 108. The church was first established in 1984 and continues to grow. Water leaks had intruded and the roof needed replacing. Eaves were added for protection from the elements and  windows were replaced to prevent future leaks. Overgrown holly bushes which were too close to the foundation were removed and the property was re-landscaped by Father Byrd, Patti Spedale, Bob Hermann, and Father Byrd’s mother along with other parishioners.

These renovations are only visible from the outside.  The interior of the church has also been transformed. Hand carved wooded bas-reliefs; mosaics; art work (some from local artists), icons, sculptures and beautiful stained glass windows now fill the church with beauty.OLM front zOLM4

KPB would like to thank Father Byrd and the parishioners of Our Lady of the Mountain for all their efforts in helping to Keep Pickens Beautiful. If you would like to nominate someone to receive KPB’s Green Ribbon or Green Thumb Award, please contact our office at 706-253-3600. We invite you to visit our website at, or like us on Facebook.