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  • Keep Texas Beautiful recently announced winners of the 2009 Keep Texas Beautiful Awards. The honor recognizes the efforts of the City of Allen, a staff member and local businesses to enhance their community and protect the Texas environ-ment.  
     
    The Individual Leadership Award is one of nine categories in the Keep Texas Beautiful Awards and recognizes indi-viduals who support the Keep Texas Beautiful mission of em--powering Texans through education to take responsi-bility for enhancing their communityís en--viron---ment. This year, City of Allenís Waste Services Manager Donna Kliewer received a Second Place Honor. This award is a lifetime distinction.  
     
    The EbbyHalliday and Maurice Acers Business/Industry Leadership Awards recognize businesses with sound environmental principles. The awards are named for EbbyHalliday and the late Maurice Acers of Dallas, two founding members of Keep Texas Beautiful. This year the top two spots went to Allen businesses. First Place was awarded to Finisar Corporation, whose Advanced Optical Components Division is located in Allenís Millennium Business Park and Second Place went to Community Waste Disposal (CWD), who has supplied services to the city of Allen since 1997.  
     
    The Government Award recog-nizes outstanding contributions by government entities supporting the mission of Keep Texas Beautiful in their local communities. The City of Allen received Honorable Mention.  
     
    Each year, Keep Texas Beautiful acknowledges deserving senior citizens, community groups, media, indi-viduals, civic organizations, government entities and law enforcement officials for their commitment to litter pre-vention and cleanup, illegal dumping enforcement, education and publicity of environ-mental issues and for community beautification.  
     
    Award winners will be recognized during the 42nd Annual Keep Texas Beautiful Conference, June 8-11 in Houston. A full list of winners and award descriptions can be found at www.ktb.org.  
     
    Keep Texas Beautiful, a statewide grassroots environmental and com-munity improvement nonprofit, strives to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. KTB and its more than 360 affiliates work with government, businesses, civic groups and volunteers. For more information on programs and events, call 1-800-CLEAN-TX or visit www.ktb.org.

     
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