Environmental Achievement awards announces nominees

For the 6th year, Keep Blount Beautiful and the Little River Watershed Association will join together to recognize individuals, businesses, schools, local governments and organizations that make significant contributions to the betterment of our Blount County environment. The following have been nominated for a Blount County Environmental Achievement Award:

Building Re-Use Category

• Blount County Health Department

• Razberries Boutique

• Dandy Lions

• Sweet Celebrations

• TN Bank

• Maryville Center Square

• Capitol Theater

Business/Corporation Category

• Spectra Recycling

• Tomato Head

• U.S. Foodservice

Government/School Category

• Fairview Elementary

• Fort Craig

• Alcoa Elementary

• City of Alcoa

Church/Non-Profit Category

• Mountain Laurel Garden Club

• Maryville College: Center for Strong Communities

Individual Category

• Kristi Falco

• Anita Kardatzke

• Tim Self

• Valerie Horrocks

• Lisa Phipps

Keep Blount Beautiful and the Blount County Garden Club also recognize businesses for maintaining clean and attractive properties with the Bravo! Awards.

The Bravo! Nominees are:

• Cranberry’s Salon

• Rio 180 Church

• Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson

• Royal Oaks

• Sterling Engineering

• Steven M. Walker, CFP

• Eberting Orthodontics

• Smith Mortuary

• Elizabeth Jackson Hill Memorial Garden

The Environmental Achievement Awards luncheon will be held on Friday, June 27 at the Maryville College Proffitt Dining Room from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.

Environmental Achievement Awards Table Sponsorships are still available for $200. To reserve a spot or to sponsor the event please contact Charlene DeSha at the Keep Blount Beautiful office at 865-681-4809 or e-mail her at keepblo@earthlink.net.

Reservations are due by today, Thursday, June 19.

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