Volume 53, Number 29

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pickett County GAC Team Wins Drawing for Chipper Vac


Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTnB) has awarded Pickett County’s Great American Cleanup (GAC) in TennesseeTM team a Troy-Bilt Chipper Vac for their work in this year’s highly successful GAC. For the 2nd year in a row, all 95 counties in the state participated in the annual event. This is a first for any state in the country. In addition, KTnB had a goal of increasing the number of volunteers by 20%. Instead, the hike was 40%. Pickett County was an integral part of this success.
KTnB held a random prize drawing for all counties that had their Wrap Up reports in “on-time” and Pickett County was the winner. Emily King was the county coordinator for GAC in Pickett County this year. “Due to her professionalism and her responsible action in reporting on time, she shows attention to details and deadlines. This is greatly appreciated by our staff,” said Edith Heller, KTnB state leader. “The Chipper Vac was donated to us by MTD Troy-Bilt and valued at $500. It will be used by Pickett County for public service and enhancement.”
For their efforts during the Great American Cleanup in Tennessean, Pickett County wins the Chipper-Vac as well as congratulations from Keep Tennessee BeautifulTM and Troy-Bilt. The award is presented from among the small counties in Tennessee that are not KAB affiliates. KTnB, the official state affiliate of Keep America BeautifulTM, is funded through the TN Department of Transportation and is an extended program of The University of Memphis. The machine will certainly come in handy in helping them keep their community clean and beautiful for years to come.

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