Archive for the ‘Public Awareness’ Category

Republic in honor of Earth Day, provides great recycling tips!

Check out the link below to go to the video and tips!

 

We understand it can be overwhelming when trying to decide what can and can’t be recycled, and we’re here to help! Check out our video and recycling tips below to help you do your part in reducing contamination in the recycling process.

 

Recycling Tips

Members of Whitehouse Church of God in Christ challenge YOU to keep our community clean!

Join the community in cleaning our roadsides as part of the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Off. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 14, in City Park for road assignments. Sign up early by emailing group or individual’s name to register@keepwhitehousebeautiful.com.  You do not need to be in a group to participate.

Cain Sidewalk Project is Moving Fast!

Work on the sidewalk project running along State Highway 110 from the front of Cain Elementary northward to Hagen Road progresses. In just a week, the area for the walkways have been dug, smoothed and formed from Cain Elementary to Dollar General. Rebar has been laid in many of the forms and the first sections of concrete have been poured. Workers (pictured here) work to smooth the concrete in an area just south of Stacy Drive.

 

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful (KWB) is a non-profit group affiliated with Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful. They have provided the funding for sidewalks to be put in along State Highway 110 which will extend from the front of Cain Elementary, just south of Stacy Drive, northward to Hagen Road. The money comes from a Governor’s Community Achievement Award (GCAA) which is provided through Keep Texas Beautiful. The award was granted to KWB in 2015, the sixth of such awards KWB has earned.

“It’s always in coordination with the city,” stated Dorothy LaFlure of KWB when asked how it was decided the funds would be spent on the sidewalk project. “They give their input on what is needed.”

The city and KWB concluded that sidewalks in the chosen location would benefit residents at the RV park and the nursing home as well as students who attend Cain Elementary.

The GCAA program rewards local affiliates based on achievements in seven areas including community leadership and coordination, public awareness, education, beautification and community improvement, litter prevention and cleanup, solid waste management and litter law and illegal dumping enforcement. Communities that receive the highest score in each category are named the winners.

The financial award associated with the GCAA is based on community population categories and KWB received $130,000 for the current sidewalk project. The funds from the GCAA must be spent on projects that are located on Texas Department of Transportation right-of-ways, according to LaFlure.

While KWB turns in an application for a rating each year, no affiliation can win the GCAA if they have already received it within the last three years. KWB has, however, earned a rating above 90 for the past three years which gives them a Sustained Excellence status.

KWB is also the sponsor for the annual Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off event which is slated for Saturday, April 14. Those interested in participating in the cleanup of Whitehouse roadways will meet at Whitehouse City Park beginning at 8 a.m. Individuals and groups will be provided trash bags and assigned to specific roadways. Participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves.

Breakfast for the event will be provided by KWB and lunch will be provided by Republic Services following the 11:30 a.m. finish time for the event. Both meals will be in the Whitehouse City Park. For those planning to assist with the Don’t Mess with Texas event, it is requested that participants register at register@keepwhitehousebeautiful.com by sending in the individual or group name, group leader, a contact email and contact phone number.

“We will be giving out T-shirts to the first 300 people,” LaFlure added.

Make certain to register and participate in the event to receive your shirt.

Other projects KWB has already participated in just this year include the cleanup of Gardenview Park and the proposed area for the city’s hike and bike trails, according to LaFlure. They continue to encourage community involvement in city beautification through their Business Hot Spot and Yard of the Month recognitions.

KWB holds regular meetings at 11:30 a.m. the second Monday of each month at the courthouse and the organization is always looking for new volunteers. For information about meetings or KWB events, visit keepwhitehousebeautiful.com, the facebook page Keep Whitehouse Beautiful or send an email to info@keepwhitehousebeautiful.com.

A new sidewalk near Cain Elementary is now being constructed!

We are excited at KWB. A new sidewalk near Cain Elementary is now being constructed! The project is funded by KWB’s 2015 Governor’s Community Achievement Award (GCAA).

KWB has also been a leader in many large Whitehouse capital projects. Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with TXDOT, awards the GCAA to 10 Texas communities each year. KWB has received this highly competitive award a record six times! These awards have provided Whitehouse more than $500,000 in capital improvements. These projects included the City stone entrance signs, rock column fencing in front of City Park, larger landscaping additions, City benches, sidewalks and the Brown Elementary rock wall planters.

Join KWB as a Sponsor or Business Friend in 2018! – Details below

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful (KWB),invites you to participate as a sponsor to help support our continuing efforts in making Whitehouse a more beautiful place to work and live.  KWB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and 100% volunteer organization. We are your local affiliate of the Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful organizations.

 

Past donations have helped support KWB programs for landscaping, school projects, scholarships, community awards, education (i.e., recycling, environment, litter prevention), and our largest event: the annual ‘Trash-Off’ litter pick-up program.  The 2017 ‘Trash-Off’ event had nearly 190 participants picking up litter throughout Whitehouse!  Fun day, with lots of team spirit!  For 2018, KWB programs include continuing our litter prevention programs, beautification, environmental & educational projects, and supporting the annual ‘Trash-Off’ event.  We are partnering with the City for a greater emphasis on Parks.  We have already had a major cleanup project at Gardenview Park.  This partnership is currently working on an exciting new bike and hiking trail project for 2018.  KWB will provide updates on this project as they develop on our Facebook page.

 

KWB has also been a leader in many large Whitehouse capital projects.  KWB has applied for available grants and the Governor’s Community Achievement Award (GCAA).  Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with TXDOT, awards the GCAA to 10 Texas communities each year.  KWB has received this highly competitive award a record six times! These awards have provided Whitehouse more than $500,000 in capital improvements. These projects included the City stone entrance signs, rock column fencing in front of City Park, larger landscaping additions, City benches, sidewalks and the Brown Elementary rock wall planters.  In 2018 a new sidewalk near Cain Elementary will be constructed and funded by this effort.

 

Your generous contribution will help us continue to enhance the charm of our Whitehouse community.  Thank you in supporting our mission with your tax-deductible donation.  Together we can take actions to Keep Whitehouse Beautiful!   Please mark your calendars to join us and on April 14 for our annual “Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off” event.  

Contribution form is in post below

How to contribute to KWB! – Contribution form below

Please help your local community by joining the Keep Whitehouse Beautiful Team! Support at one of the giving levels below allows continuation of our record of accomplishment and support of annual events like our annual “Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off”.

Business Friends ($50-249) receive:

  • Recognition on the Thank You page in the Tri-County Leader in April (For recognition, payment is due March 5, 2018).
  • Receive a business friend plaque or yearly update for our returning friends.

Sponsors ($250-3,000) receive:

  • Your name and logo on the back of the “Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off” t-shirt (For recognition, payment is due March 5, 2018.)
  • More prominent recognition on the Thank You page in the Tri-County Leader in April (For recognition, payment is due March 5, 2018).
  • Receive a sponsor plaque or yearly update for our returning sponsors.

2018 Pledge Commitment

Donor Name:  ________________________________________________________

Address:          ________________________________________________________

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Phone:            _________________________________________________________

Email:              _________________________________________________________

Pledge Amt:    _______________________ Matching Gift/Form Included: Y/N______

Payment method:  Make check payable to Keep Whitehouse Beautiful

Recognition:   Please use the following name(s) in all acknowledgements:

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Make checks payable to Keep Whitehouse Beautiful and send to:            Keep Whitehouse Beautiful

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For fast online private or individual donations with your credit card or Pay Pal use the button in the right sidebar.

Companies or individuals seeking plaques, t shirt and advertisement recognition should use the form above.

Black Hawk Creek Trails is coming to Whitehouse!

The City of Whitehouse and Keep Whitehouse Beautiful are partnering together to develop mountain bike, hiking and nature trails at Black Hawk Creek in the City of Whitehouse.  This major project is just getting started and we need volunteers to help do some litter clean up near the new proposed trails.

Come check out the area for the new trails and help get the project rolling!

When: Saturday, March 3 at 8:30am to 12:00pm

Where: 1309 Corey Drive and Patrick Road, Whitehouse

(Take Rt. 110 to Hagen Rd. and turn right on Corey Drive until you reach Patrick Rd.)

 

See you there!

Major clean up at Gardenview Park!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big thank you to the some 30 volunteers that worked so hard to clean up Gardenview Park in Whitehouse. Big thanks to Republic Services for all their help and serving a great lunch to everyone! Chris Jennings, thank you for bringing your tractor, it was a huge help! We filled three roll offs with tree limbs and nearly 100 large garbage bags filled with debris. Thanks to the City of Whitehouse for all their efforts and helping organize the event!

Community cleanup day at Gardenview Park for Saturday, January 20th, 2018

 

We are having a community cleanup day at Gardenview Park (corner of Gardenview St. and Hillcrest Drive) in Whitehouse on Saturday, January 20th.  The event is sponsored by the City of Whitehouse and Keep Whitehouse Beautiful.   The City is providing the chainsaw and chipper crews but we need volunteers to help pick up limbs and do general raking, litter removal etc.  The event will be from 8:30 am until 3 pm.  Please bring work gloves and wear long sleeves and pants. If you have them, rakes and some wheel barrows would be helpful.   High School age children are welcome!

Free grilled lunch is provided and will be cooked at the Park by Republic Services!

If you plan to help please RSVP at info@keepwhitehousebeautiful.com with the number of volunteers in your group so that we have plenty of food for everyone.  Updates will be on the Keep Whitehouse Beautiful Facebook page and at keepwhitehousebeautiful.com.

 

We hope to see you at this great community event!

KWB wishes the Whitehouse Community a Merry and “Beautiful” Christmas!!


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