Keep Whitehouse Beautiful presented the Outstanding Yard award for April 2013 to Mitch Beard for his beautiful yard at 208 Acker Tap in Whitehouse. Pictured with Mitch is David Johnson, of TLMC who landscaped his yard. The Beard yard has several hugh oak trees and many colorful flowerbeds. Mitch also received a $25.00 gift certificate from Senter’s Nursery. Congratulations!
Whitehouse Chamber directors were on hand to congratulate volunteers with Keep Whitehouse Beautiful for being the April Business of the Month. Keep Whitehouse Beautiful is an all-volunteer organization, and a 501c3 nonprofit group affiliated with Keep Texas Beautiful. The organization began with a recycling project in our schools in 1989 and are dedicated to educating individuals to take responsibility for their community environment. They are involved in beautitication around the community, hosting the Great Texas Trash Off, Whitehouse Large Item Drop Off and coordinating tours at the Recycle Center plus educational programs in our schools. For more information, please visit www.keepwhitehousebeautiful.com or visit their Facebook page.
Keep Whitehouse Beautiful and KWB volunteer Kathy Moore presented the Outstanding Yard award for March 2013 to Richard and Phyllis Cartwright for their beautiful yard at 302 Royal Circle in Whitehouse. The Cartwrights completely redid their yard to create a peaceful setting that compliments their home. They also received a $25.00 gift certificate from Senter’s Nursery.
The “Don’t Mess With Texas Trash Off”, the annual road litter pick-up in Whitehouse, was a big success. It is estimated that over three hundred individuals comprised of students, faculty, and staff from Whitehouse ISD, businesses, scouts, churches, neighborhoods, community organizations, and the city council participated on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Teams reported picking up 237 large bags of trash along the roads of Whitehouse. Troop 248 went the additional step to sort the trash and recovered 4 bags of recyclable items, which included plastic bottles and cans. The largest team was from Brown Elementary at 46 volunteers. The team of Whitehouse Friday School and Key Club filled the most bags, which totaled 38 bags. The following is a sample of the most unusual items the teams found. Pack 359 found a stadium seat. Troop 248 retrieved a commercial leaf blower. Whitehouse Methodist Church discovered a full tube of Crest toothpaste. Residence Inn by Marriott found a box spring. Whitehouse High School/Key Club bagged a coyote.
The volunteers at Whitehouse City Park were greeted in the morning by the Chick-fil-A cows. Keep Whitehouse Beautiful, thanks to our sponsors and business friends, provided t-shirts, coffee, lemonade, breakfast bars, and CiCi’s pizza. Brookshires in Whitehouse donated bottles of water and bananas. Nestle Pure Life, a Keep America Beautiful sponsor, donated 13 cases of water. The banners and trash bags were provided by Keep America Beautiful. The returning teams were given coupons from Chick-fil-A and Dairy Queen. Progressive Waste Company (IESI) donated the trash roll-off and pick up for the event.
Keep Whitehouse Beautiful offers special thanks to the sponsors and business friends, who provide in kind and monetary donations, for supporting the Trash Off as well as the other projects and events KWB leads throughout the year.
City of Whitehouse
EOG Resources, Inc.
David R. Shafer, M.D.
Wildcat Self Storage
Proforma Horizon Total Source
Whitehouse Family Dentistry
Kee Electric, Inc.
Jarrod C. Leisch, D.D.S.
Brad’s Transmission, L.L.C.
Austin Bank, Texas NA
SLLE Management, L.L.C. DBA Whitehouse Pharmacy
Roquemore Hardware, Inc.
Tri County Leader
Spirit Specialty Printing
Whitehouse Area Chamber of Commerce
J & M Trophies
Taylor Insurance Agency
Progressive Waste Company (IESI)
Finally, a big THANK YOU goes out to the Whitehouse community for helping to send the message of keeping our roadways clean and helping to keep Whitehouse a beautiful place to live and work.
President, Keep Whitehouse Beautiful