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This is the last week that we can accept nominations for the new Win-dex Awards.
The awards are the new recognition program for businesses throughout the county. Keep Liberty County Beautiful is partnering with the Chamber of Commerce and the local master gardeners to recognize businesses that go that extra mile to make their properties attractive and inviting.
We are accepting nominations for the 2008 first quarter winners through March 31. Each quarter's winners will be announced the next month. Winners will receive attractive plaques as well as signs noting the award to display at their businesses until the next winners are announced. The Chamber has some additional prizes to give each quarter as well.
Some of the questions I have been asked are:
Why is it named the Win-dex Award?
We wanted a unique name that would mean something and be memorable over time. Our thought was that a winning business would be so clean, so attractive, so litter-free that it would have a streak-free shine. For those of us who have cleaned windows, counters and -- you name it -- we know what makes that streak-free shine.
Does the business have to be a Chamber member?
No. Of course, we hope all businesses realize the value of participating in the Chamber, but for this award, we want to make sure any business that makes that extra effort to look their very best can be recognized.

How many awards will be given out?
Each quarter we will give out two; one for a large business and one for a small business. We wanted to make sure that everyone has a chance for winning.  

Can I nominate my own workplace?
Sure. If you own or work at a business that really makes the effort to look as attractive outside as possible, then let the world know. We will not announce the names of those nominating candidates.

How do I nominate a business?
Nomination forms are available at my office at Environmental Health and the Chamber office (368-4445) on Oglethorpe Hwy. You can also email me at for a form. A nomination form is also in the newspaper today that can be mailed to PO Box 829, Hinesville, GA 31310 or faxed to 368-4777. And if you wish, you can email your information directly. Be sure to include your name and contact information, the name of the business and its location and why you think this business is worthy of award. Just remember that your reason for nominating a business is a crucial part of the judging, so make sure you fully explain why this business deserves this recognition.

St Catherines beach cleanup
We still have space for volunteers for our annual beach cleanup at St Catherines on Saturday. Lunch and supplies are provided, but volunteers must pre-register. Call 368-4888 to reserve your space on this fun cleanup!

Here are some of the other upcoming events during the Great American Cleanup:
March-May: Clean Community Challenge. Challenge others to join you and your group in making our community as clean as possible. The Litter Wars need you. Call 368-4888 or email for information.
Through May 31: Return the Warmth Plastics Recycling Contest. Support local students by recycling your plastic water bottles.
April 5: City of Riceboro cleanup.
April 14-15: Earth Day Water Awareness programs in schools
April 22" Earth Day Go Green. Exhibits and second annual Earth Day Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest 3:30-6 p.m. at Bradwell Park
April 26: Litter 'Throwdown' Hwy. 84 and More! Cleanup Challenge 8:30 a.m.-noon. Challenging groups and businesses to help clean up major corridors in our community. Contact KLCB or any Kiwanis Club member for information.
May 3 City of Flemington Clean up Contact KLCB or any YALL student for information.

For more information on Keep Liberty County Beautiful programs, contact Swida at 368-4888 or
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