Sharing Our Gratitude – Clean & Green

By: Lynne Hart – Executive Coordinator – Keep Athens Limestone Beautiful
August 1 was an important day for Leigh and me. It was a day set aside to say “Thank you” to all of the wonderful businesses, government entities, and individuals that support KALB in ways large and small. On Tuesday, August 1, we held our 2017 Appreciation Breakfast. It gave me great pleasure to stand in front of our many guests and tell them just exactly how I feel about them. They are precious.

Mayor Marks, Mark Yarbrough, Danny Crawford, Wayne Harper, Frank Travis, and Chris Seibert represented the City of Athens, Limestone County Commission, and the Alabama House of Representatives. We are so grateful for the financial and moral support that we receive from each of them. THANK YOU!

Several guests were there representing local businesses that have sponsored events, made donations, or provided in-kind materials or services. We were happy to see Lowe’s, Staples, Century 21, Athens Now, Clem Tire, HealthSource Athens, The SK Salon, and the News Courier represented. Several individuals invited were unable to attend for various reason and were truly missed. Our river cleanups, tree seedling giveaways, Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO, Clean and Green Fiddlers, and all of our fundraisers would have been impossible without the support provided by so many wonderful local businesses. THANK YOU!

KALB reaches out to other organizations and churches as well. We appreciate First Presbyterian Church for allowing us to use the Revival Building for our breakfast. We were able to say “Thank you” to Pastor Tony Johnson from Friendship Church for the use of the entire Friendship facility for our Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO. Melanie Newton – Main Street Athens, Betty Ruth – RSVP (and a Beautification Board Member), Deb Kohlhase – Habitat for Humanity, and Denise Taylor – Huntsville Green Team were also present to be loved on by KALB staff and board members. We truly enjoy being in a place where organizations work together to make this community great. The good of the community comes before any personal glory. THANK YOU!

Last, but not least, Leigh and I thank the wonderful men and women who have taken on the role of board member. We agree that our organization is blessed with the best board members. They are dedicated, hard-working, and so much fun!

THANK YOU just doesn’t express what is in our hearts. Every single person who volunteers with KALB, participates in fundraisers, or supports KALB financially is an important member of our family. Every business that sponsors events, provides in-kind products or services, or publicizes our activities has a value to this organization that we fully recognized.

We were happy to love on everyone who joined us for breakfast. To those who could not, we sure wish we could have told you in person just how much you mean to us.

THANK YOU just is not big enough…
By: Lynne Hart