Residents visiting local parks, nature trails, and other scenic locations in Cocke County should expect to see cleaner public parks this fall thanks to a significant grant made possible by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) in collaboration with Keep … Continue reading →
American Appliance donated barrels to our “Roll Out the Barrels” Program. This program supplies recycling barrels to be used at both high schools during sporting events to encourage recycling among event participants. Keep Cocke County Beautiful would like to thank … Continue reading →
When he was a child, Ed Johnson would watch his father gather cardboard from local businesses such as Overholt’s Hardware and Gilland’s and some scrap metal to be taken to be recycled. Rather than keeping the money for himself, Ed’s … Continue reading →
On March 25th, 2017, we hosted a spring clean event for Cocke County. We collected several gently used items that were donated to the Pay It Forward Ministries. We collected 4 tattered flags for proper disposal. We have collected 11,000 … Continue reading →
Meka Henderson and Linda Wright pose with some of the trash bags being hauled away by the Corrections Department.
March 10th was the 2017 Douglas Lake Clean-up, part of Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Clean-up effort that occurs each spring. This year the volunteers were scant: two people. But between them they filled 197 bags with trash and debris removed from the lake shore.
Keep Cocke County Beautiful board members recently completed their 2017 litter index assessment of our county. To complete a litter index, a minimum of five areas must be selected and a mile stretch of ten roads must be driven. Keep … Continue reading →
These (unnamed) kids are from Del Rio. There were seen out cleaning the road they live on. Obviously, someone has taught these kids well! Keep Cocke County Beautiful gives them a Pat On the Back for their efforts! … Continue reading →
The Keep Cocke County Beautiful Board of Directors has announced this year’s Great American Clean-Up, scheduled for March 1- May 30, 2017. It’s the time to take that extra effort – to put your best foot forward – and spiff … Continue reading →
The new Keep Cocke County Beautiful Executive Director is Meka Henderson. Meka has a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She has been a teacher for 14 years serving in various positions from … Continue reading →