Keep Texas Beautiful has recognized Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful (KNB) as a recipient of a 2016 Anheuser-Busch Community Restoration Grant. Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has worked in partnership with Anheuser-Busch and Keep America Beautiful (KAB) to give three KAB/KTB affiliates $3,000 each to assist in replanting and restoring public spaces and strengthening the communities that have been damaged by the severe weather and flooding.
“The Community Restoration Grant helps our dedicated Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates by giving them the tools and assistance they need to make their communities feel complete again,” Suzanne Kho, Executive Director, explained.
With the grant, KNB will provide beautification along the newly asphalted section of Banita Creek Trail, in Banita Creek Park. This section of trail was moved inward toward the park and away from the the creek due to erosion caused by flooding throughout the summer months. KNB will replace approximately 1,000 jonquil, or daffodil, bulbs and provide trees to line the new section of trail.
"Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful planted many bulbs in this same area over the years through the Nacogdoches Blooms fundraising program. We are excited about the opportunity to replace those blubs that were lost and glad to support the City of Nacogdoches," Katie Blevins, KNB executive coordinator, said.
On Saturday, October 22, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful will complete the project during Make A Difference Day, one of the largest annual single days of service nationwide.
To register as a volunteer for Make A Difference Day, visit the Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful website, www.keepnacbeautiful.org, or facebook page. Over thirty volunteers from the community are expected to participate, including volunteers from the local Anheuser-Busch distributorship, R&K Distributors. Milstead Counceling sponsored two trees to be planted along the trail; other business sponsorships are available starting at $180.
Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful is a county-wide volunteer organization. The organization's mission is to enhance the Nacogdoches community by encouraging individual responsibility. Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful efforts are focused in three major areas: litter prevention, beautification and waste reduction. Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful representatives work with the City of Nacogdoches, the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, volunteers and other partners to ensure that every Nacogdoches citizen has the opportunity to make Nacogdoches the cleanest, most beautiful city in Texas.
Anheuser-Busch has been a world-class brewing company for more than 160 years. Anheuser-Busch also believes in giving back to the communities who have seen their share of disasters. Since 1906, they have helped by donating money to the American Red Cross as well as donating over millions of cans of water over the years to those where disaster has struck. For more information on Anheuser-Busch and all they do, please visit www.anheuser-busch.com