Friday, December 21, 2012

Ceremony Honors Award Winners of the Keep Montgomery County Beautiful Annual Beautification and Amateur Photography Competitions

At the 26th annual Keep Montgomery County Beautiful (KMCB) community beautification awards ceremony, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) announced 56 winners, honored 17 amateur photographers, presented two Clean Sweep Awards for the Adopt-A-Road program and presented two Grey Tolson Awards from the Forestry Board.

The beautification competition is open to community groups, businesses, public institutions and other organizations undertaking landscaping projects that enhance the appearance of commonly owned commercial or residential properties or County roadsides, medians or other public locations.

More than twenty years ago, concerned volunteers formed KMCB to help develop beautification projects and anti-litter and recycling programs.  The group also conducts public education to change resident attitudes about littering and graffiti. 

Business and organization sponsors of the annual ceremony included the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Bethesda Florist, Graffiti Abatement, Inc., and Penn Camera, Rockville.

More information on the award winners is available in the County’s press release.