Volunteers Recognized for Working to Make the Twin Counties Litter-Free

Miriam Espinosa (middle), environmental leader with Cummins-Rocky Mount Engine Plant and KAB Advisory Board member, accepted the Sponsor of the Year Award on the company’s behalf. Pictured (l-r) Cornelia McGee, Espinosa and James Alston, KAB Advisory Board chairman. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC.
Miriam Espinosa (middle), environmental leader with Cummins-Rocky Mount Engine Plant and KAB Advisory Board member, accepted the Sponsor of the Year Award on the company’s behalf. Pictured (l-r) Cornelia McGee, Espinosa and James Alston, KAB Advisory Board chairman. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC.

By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC

Keep America Beautiful (KAB) of Nash and Edgecombe counties recently hosted an awards ceremony recognizing various community groups for their outstanding efforts in meeting the organization’s mission-keeping the Twin Counties cleaner, greener and more livable.

KAB Volunteer of the Year awards for 2016 were presented to Eric Evans, county manager for Edgecombe County, and the Northern Nash High School Environmental Club.

Northern Nash High School Environmental Club. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC.
Northern Nash High School Environmental Club. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC.

Cummins-Rocky Mount Engine Plant was recognized as KAB Sponsor of the Year for 2016.

Turtles of Perfection #727 and Pay It Forward Civitan Club accepted the KAB Adopt-a-Street Program of the Year Award for 2016. Elijah Cooper was announced as the KAB Board Member of the Year.

Turtles of Perfection (l-r) Cornelia McGee, Sheila Hilliard, Ann Gee and James Alston, KAB Advisory Board chairman. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC.
Turtles of Perfection (l-r) Cornelia McGee, Sheila Hilliard, Ann Gee and James Alston, KAB Advisory Board chairman. Source: City of Rocky Mount NC.

“On behalf of KAB of Nash and Edgecombe counties, the work of these volunteers and groups is certainly appreciated,” says Cornelia McGee, KAB coordinator. “We thank you for your ardent efforts and sincere care in striving to make the Twin Counties green and litter free.”

According to McGee, the annual awards ceremony gives KAB an opportunity to recognize the community for its diligence in helping to make Rocky Mount and the Twin Counties more livable.

For more information on KAB or to become a volunteer, visit rockymountnc.gov/kab, or call 252.467.4960.

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