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Keep Liberty Beautiful: Hats Off’ to our KLB volunteers
Karen Bell
Keep Liberty Beautiful Executive Director Karen Bell.

Dr. Karen Bell

Keep Liberty Beautiful

Keep Liberty Beautiful could not do what we do without our volunteers!

On May 30, we are not just celebrating the time and talents our volunteers have given from July 1, 2023, till now, but also the joy and camaraderie they bring to our programs.

We are hosting our annual volunteer celebration at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway on Thursday, May 30, from 5-7 p.m. This will be a time for us to have fun, connect, and celebrate the impact we have made together. Our volunteers and community partners are invited to join us on Thursday, May 30! It will be a great opportunity for volunteers to meet other volunteers and share their experiences.

This year’s celebration theme is “Hats Off ” to our Volunteers! We want you to wear your best hat to the celebration. Volunteers are unique creatures. The dictionary defines a volunteer as “someone who donates his/her time or efforts for a cause or organization without being paid,” which is true. Still, there is so much more to volunteers than whether they are receiving money for what they do. They create change, hope, and positive differences for our community.

Volunteers believe their actions can make a difference. Volunteers are also much more about doing things rather than talking about change. KLB volunteers are the change makers and ensure our program is award-winning yearly!

Keep Liberty Beautiful had over 3,500 volunteers who partnered with us this year. KLB volunteers worked on planting gardens, planting trees, creating over 562 mobile gardens, conducting cleanups, and participating in events for recycling. Our KLB volunteers also helped our schools and community learn how to make our environment healthier for all of us and join in the never-ending fight against litter. Several schools, churches, organizations, youth programs, municipalities, and businesses have worked together at events around our county to make our little corner of the world here in Liberty County a cleaner and brighter place to live and visit.

The Keep Liberty Beautiful program is all about volunteers. They are the heart of what we do, and I am so glad to be a part of it daily. Anyone can be a volunteer. You may think you don’t have the time, but you would be wrong. Our volunteers are some of the busiest people in our community. Time is not the factor that generates people to volunteer. To quote Elizabeth Andrew, another person who comes up with memorable things to say, “Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time.

They have the heart.” KLB volunteers, like all volunteers, “make” the time to make a difference because they have the heart for it.

If you volunteered this year, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude and hope you will be able to drop by the appreciation.

For more information or RSVP, contact us at (912) 880-4888 or All volunteers are welcome at KLB, and every second and fourth Friday is our volunteer opportunity at the office. Our volunteer appreciation event is an excellent opportunity to learn more about our volunteer opportunities and the beautiful people who make things happen.

Thank you, Liberty County, for supporting Keep Liberty Beautiful, and thank you, volunteers, for your invaluable contributions!

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