Local Group Named Winner of Two Statewide Environmental Excellence Award

By: News 12 Team
By: News 12 Team

Oklahoma City, Okla. - The Ardmore Beautification Council was named a winner in the best visual impact and nonprofit organization category at the 2012 Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) Environmental Excellence Awards Celebration.

By creating year-round downtown decorations that highlight the holiday seasons, the Ardmore Beautification Council boosted community pride and commerce for the city of Ardmore.

The group also participated in KOB’s Fresh Paint Days in Oklahoma program earlier in the year. By revamping the mom and pop grocery store, Key Grocery, this council transformed this area of Ardmore one gallon of paint at a time.

KOB’s 22nd Annual Environmental Excellence Awards Celebration was held at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum on Nov. 1. Five hundred guests from across Oklahoma cheered on the evening’s winners who make up the best of Oklahoma’s environmental best.

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful is a statewide nonprofit whose mission is to empower Oklahomans to keep the state clean, enhance its natural beauty and sustain a healthy environment.

For more information regarding the Ardmore Beautification Council and their awardwinning projects, please contact Norma-Lynne Paschall at abc.ardmore@sbcglobal.net.

For information regarding the awards celebration please visit www.keepoklahomabeautiful.com

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