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Keep Eunice Beautiful noted by state program in virtual meeting

In any typical year, you’d find all of the Everyday Heroes Award recipients in a ballroom during the Keep Louisiana Beautiful State Conference, sharing a meal, celebrating, and swapping success stories. 2020; however, was not a typical year. Due to the COVID pandemic, Keep Louisiana Beautiful shuttered its traditional awards banquet for a virtual presentation and announcement.

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Keep Eunice Beautiful asks public to take care disposing of gloves, masks

Keep Eunice Beautiful issued an urgent call for all residents and visitors to properly dispose of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment, including used sanitizing wipes, masks, and plastic gloves. These belong in the trash, not on the ground.
Donna Baltakis, director of Keep Eunice Beautiful, said, “We have been hearing from more and more people who are seeing wipes, gloves, and other related items on streets and walking trails, or being left behind near supermarkets and pharmacies.”

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Accepting the Circle of Excellence Award with Donna Baltakis, director of Keep Eunice Beautiful, are, board members, left, Elvonia Reed, Mark Dupre, Mayor Scott Fontenot, Donna Baltakis, Dr. David Simpson, and Becky Pucheu. Board members not pictured are Connie Thibodeaux, Fran Guillory, Herman Francois, Andrea West, and Francine Hughes. (Photo by Myra Miller)

Keep Eunice Beautiful earns state recognition

For the fourth year in a row Eunice has received and earned a plaque, and it hangs inside the City Hall near the mayor office.
The Keep Louisiana Beautiful presented the Circle of Excellence Award to Keep Eunice Beautiful for this year, 2019. This same award has been given to Keep Eunice Beautiful since 2016.

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Donna Baltakis, director of Keep Eunice Beautiful, speaks at Eunice Board of Aldermen's meeting on Aug. 13. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Keep Eunice Beautiful director values volunteer work at more than $170,000

The more than 1,000 volunteers for Keep Eunice Beautiful had a workforce value of more than $170,000, according to Donna Baltakis, director of Keep Eunice Beautiful.
Baltakis presented an annual report at Tuesday’s city Board meeting detailing the efforts of 1,155 volunteers.
She also presented a certificate of appreciation to Mayor Scott Fontenot and Alderwoman Connie Thibodeaux for the city’s efforts.
“Ms Donna has done a fantastic job,” Fontenot said.
Thibodeaux urged business to become involved Keep Eunice Beautiful.

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Donna Baltakis, third from left, talks during the Leaders Against Litter event at the Eunice Municipal Complex Friday morning. Baltakis is director of Keep Eunice Beautiful. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Leaders fail to show for anti-litter event in Eunice

A disappointed Keep Eunice Beautiful director Donna Baltakis said the city’s business and school leaders were missing from the Leaders Against Litter event at City Hall on Friday.
“They all got letters. We sent 191 letters from the lieutenant governor — emails and phone calls — and they didn’t show up. I don’t know what that says about our community, but I know it depresses me.”
Baltakis thanked about 20 people, mostly city workers and officials, and Keep Eunice Beautiful activists who showed up for the annual cleanup event.

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