Beautiful Things are Blooming!
2018 Trash Bash & Fall Festival
Please note that due to the forecast, our Trash Bash & Fall Festival has been rescheduled to October 20, 2018 ... same time, same place. We hope you can join us then!
Save the date for our annual Trash Bash & Fall Festival: September 22, 2018 at Flower Mound High School 3411 Peters Colony Rd. (Look for us in the parking lot at the intersection of Old Settlers and Sagebrush.)
The Trash Bash & Community Clean-Up begins at 8:30 am with prizes for the most trash and recyclables collected. Summit Club will provide lunch for all our volunteers. There are additional prizes for the first 300 registered volunteers, so register early!
After the Trash Bash, stick around for the Fall Festival, which begins at 10 am. (Participation in the community cleanup is not required to attend the festival.) We'll have environmental education and vendor booths, recycling opportunities, and kid-friendly activities.
Both events are open to all ages.
Additional information is available on our Trash Bash & Fall Festival event page.
2018 North Texas Giving Day
Thanks to this year's generous North Texas Giving Day donors, we'll be making a difference here at home, as donated funds will benefit our Lend-A-Hand Community Enhancement Initiative. This program helps disabled, elderly, and/or financially challenged residents with necessary exterior home maintenance and repairs in order to correct code violations and create a healthy environment.
More information about Lend-A-Hand and other KFMB events, initiatives, and programs is available here on our website. Volunteer opportunities are available, too!
Thank you for supporting North Texas Giving Day ... and for helping Keep Flower Mound Beautiful.
2018 KFMB Flower Mound School Grant
In celebration of America Recycles Day, November 15, 2018, Keep Flower Mound Beautiful is delighted to introduce the Flower Mound School Grant program, which awards grants of up to $1000 for projects that demonstrate a commitment to keep Flower Mound beautiful through environmental education and/or service in our Flower Mound schools.
Any current or ongoing project meeting the application requirements from any public or private school located in the Town of Flower Mound is eligible for consideration.
Completed applications must be submitted via the website link by October 29, 2018. Grant recipient(s) will be announced on/around November 15, 2018.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or technical issues.
Keep Texas Beautiful's O.P. Schanabel Senior Citizen Award
Pictured (left to right) are: KFMB President Marilyn Lawson,
Becky Bertoni, and KTB Executive Director Suzanne Kho.Becky Bertoni received the O.P. Schnabel Senior Citizen Award for demonstrating positive, dynamic, selfless, public-spirited leadership in enhancing the Texas environment during her lifetime. Nominated and recognized by Keep Flower Mound Beautiful (KFMB) for her work at Green Acres, Becky was recently honored at Keep Texas Beautiful’s (KTB) 51st annual conference in Georgetown, Texas.
The KTB Awards recognize the efforts of individuals, businesses, media outlets, government agencies, youth, educators, and education organizations that make efforts to enhance their community and protect the Lone Star state.
Becky, a Texas Master Naturalist in our area’s Elm Fork Chapter, really represents this year’s conference theme, “Creating Community”. Congratulations, Becky; you’re an awesome ambassador and land steward. We appreciate your work to keep Flower Mound—and Texas—beautiful!
Town of Flower Mound Volunteer of the Year
KFMB President Marilyn Lawson received the Town of Flower Mound's 2017 Outstanding Citizenship Award.
A Flower Mound resident of more than 20 years, Marilyn has tirelessly devoted her time to helping make our Town a beautiful place to live. A Keep Flower Mound Beautiful volunteer since 2005, Marilyn has served as President and Treasurer since 2010, organizing numerous community clean-ups, recycling initiatives, and environmental fairs over the years.
In 2013, Marilyn founded the Lend-A-Hand program, which helps homeowners who are unable to complete home repairs due to age, illness, or loss of income. She was instrumental in securing the 2017 Governor’s Community Achievement Awards for KFMB, resulting in an upcoming $250,000 landscaping project along a local TxDOT roadway in Flower Mound.
Congratulations, Marilyn, and thank you for all you do to Keep Flower Mound Beautiful!
Board Members Wanted
Do you have a passion for our community environment and are willing to get your hands dirty? We are a grassroots nonprofit organization that is totally dependent on volunteers. As a board member, you would be required to attend our monthly meetings and participate in our events, especially our large spring and fall cleanup events. Please email or call us if you are interested.
Other Ways to Support KFMB
LINK US TO YOUR REWARD CARDS
Kroger: Our code is 90445. Online enrollment at www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com.
All participants must re-enroll each year (beginning August 1st) to continue earning rewards for their chosen organization.
Tom Thumb: Our Good Neighbor number is 12787. Online enrollment is not available, but enrollment may be completed in person at the customer service desk.
Your support will help us continue our Lend-A-Hand Community Enhancement Program, helping disabled, senior, or financially challenged Flower Mound residents with outside home maintenance and repairs. Just shop, swipe, and support!
Keep Texas Beautiful Affiliate
KTB's mission is to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community environment. KTB does this through programming and education addressing three focus areas: Litter Prevention, Beautification, and Waste Reduction.