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Newsletter summer 2012

  1. 1. SUMMER 2012 Keep Anderson County Beautiful Meet “Stinker” We have adopted our new mascot, “Stinker” and he made his debut at Earth Day. The kids love the interaction and learn that litter stinks, pew! The Great American Cleanup March 3rd Kick Off The Great American Cleanup started with a Kick Off on March 3rd at Melton Lake Park where a tent was set up to hand out t-shirts, water bottles and other fun environmental material. Several volunteers grabbed a trash grabber and orange vest to help clean up the park. Students from Oak Ridge High Schools environmental club the Eco- Cats and student volunteers from the high school "Key Club" organized a cleanup on Emory Valley Trail and Emory Valley Greenway. The group was led by teachers, DeniSobek and Beth Adler.Save the Date!Secret City Norris Day AC FairFestival July 4, 2012 July 16-21, 2012June 15-16, 2012 Located at Norris Located atLocated at Bissell Commons ClintonPark in Oak FairgroundsRidge
  2. 2. KEEP ANDERSON COUNTY BEAUTIFUL SUMMER 2012 5th Annual Earth Day was a Huge SuccessfulCelebrationWe thank the citizens and the businesses, the City of Oak Ridge, and city council for their support ofthe 5th Annual 2012 Earth Day festival. It has always been our goal to be an event that thecommunity enjoys but that also gives back substantially. It included over 60 exhibitors coveringdiverse topics including alternative energy, native plants, fitness and outdoor activities, generalwellness, and more. Of the 371 pounds of festival waste generated, 72% was either recycled orcomposted. Events included: Dock Dogs Spare the Big Air Challenge, a competition of dogs divingand retrieving in a huge pool. Erase Your Trace Recycling Extravaganza that provided a drop offpoint for numerous reusable, recyclable, or difficult to dispose of items. The Green Mile was a freekid’s one-mile foot race open to all area school-age children and designed to encourage kids to getactive. A children’s scavenger hunt was an educational and active event. Trashformations was akid’s art exhibit working with students and teachers from area schools to present a creative exhibitof art using trash. The Bike Rodeo educated children on bike safety. Soles4Souls Used Shoecollected almost 5,000 pairs of gently used shoes to benefit those in need. Earth Day is brought tothe community by the following dedicated organizations: Keep Anderson County Beautiful, SAIC,Childrens Museum of Oak Ridge, Anderson County Health Department, Anderson County SolidWaste Management, Oak Ridge City Schools and the Coordinated Health Program, Oak RidgeUniversalist Unitarian Church, EQAB and First United Methodist Church, as well as severalindividuals. Keep Anderson County Board Members Ruby Miller, Board Chair Angela Goodale Marlene Witt, Chair Elect Larrissa Henderson Pat Imperato, Vice Chair
 Linda Kimmel, Acting Executive Director Linda Johnston
 Kristin Olsen, Treasurer Hank Julian Pamela Turner, Secretary Alisa Lane Belinda Aurin Kathy Mohrman James Barnes
 AthanasiaSenecal Lewis Robin Biloski Ellen Smith 
 John Byrd Joey Smith Chuck Fritts Cyndy Steele Geoff Trabalka Jennifer Dawson
  3. 3. KEEP ANDERSON COUNTY BEAUTIFUL SUMMER 2012 KACB ActivitiesNorris Middle Students Clean UpNorris Middle School Teacher, Judy Kirkpatrick, andher students got involved by organizing a litter cleanup around their school campus for “The GreatAmerican Cleanup”. Arbor Day in Clinton Although the weather was not ideal on March 2 for Arbor Day, Keep Anderson County Beautiful still celebrated by planting a Dogwood and Magnolia tree at Clinton City Hall. Pictured from left to right: Clinton Mayor Scott Burton, Karen Walker, Todd Holbrook, Jimmy Olsen, Joey Smith, Jason Brown, City Manager Roger Houck and John Byrd. Arbor Day in Oak RidgeA Tree Planting at Highland Park.Participantsincluded: Pat Imperato, Linda Johnston, LindaKimmel, Josh Collins, Mayor Tom Beehan, OfficerJeremy Upham, City Councilwoman Anne GarciaGarland, Shannon Crane, Viola Ergen, Mary AnnDamos, Bucky Smith, Pam Turner andMernyHughey. Goodwill Sack Pack KACB participated with local schools and organizations in the 4th annual Anderson County Sack Pack Material Drive the second week of April. The event is part of the Great American Clean- up as students are encouraged to recycle used toys, books, household goods and clothes. Pictured from left are Leisa Fair, AC Schools; Larrissa Henderson, OR Schools; Pat Imperator, KACB; Ken Mayes, AMSE; and Stacy Stiles, Goodwill Industries..Knoxville. 3
  4. 4. KEEP ANDERSON COUNTY BEAUTIFUL SUMMER 2012 Become a Member KACB relies heavily on membership donations as a source of funding. Being a member of KACB is important in order to help further the program’s effectiveness and heighten public awareness in the community. Visit our website at to see membership levels and “like” us on Facebook. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 6305, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.Keep Anderson County BeautifulP.O. Box 6305Oak Ridge, TN 37830 [Recipient] Address Line 1 Address Line 2 Address Line 3 Address Line 4