Keep Eunice Beautiful

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.

Keep Eunice Beautiful had a wonderful year

During this busy time of year I want to take a moment to wish you all a blessed and healthy Christmas season. In the midst of this hectic season, please remember to take some time to enjoy family and friends.
Keep Eunice Beautiful has had a wonderful year, with your help and encouragement. We won the Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award; the Keep Louisiana Beautiful Circle of Excellence Award, and I was honored with the KLB Affiliate Director of the Year Award.

Donna Baltakis, third from left, holds the Affiliate Director of the Year plaque she was awarded from Keep Louisiana Beautiful. Baltakis heads the Keep Eunice Beautiful Board. With her on Monday, from left, are David Simpson and Jaqueline Vallare, Keep Eunice Beautiful Board members; and Mayor Scott Fontenot. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice’s champion of cleanup recognized with state award

Donna Baltakis, director of Keep Eunice Beautiful, was recognized as the Affiliate Director of the Year by Keep Louisiana Beautiful.
Keep Eunice Beautiful also received one of 25 Circle of Excellence award presented in the state. The award included $500.
Among those present for the award banquet in Baton Rouge on Sept. 20 were Helen Lowman, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful, and Susan Russell, director of Keep Louisiana Beautiful.

Volunteers from Keep Eunice Beautiful and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Citywide Community Committee cleaned up a lot on Martin Luther King Drive on May 20. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Project removes debris from MLK Jr. property

The first “Neighbor Helping Neighbor” cleanup sponsored by Keep Eunice Beautiful in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Citywide Community Committee and many community supporters, volunteers, churches, businesses, the City of Eunice and the Eunice Police Department took place on May 20. 

Donna Baltakis, left, Keep Eunice Beautiful director, talks about a litter survey of Eunice during Tuesday's Eunice Board of Alderman's meeting at the Eunice Municipal Complex. At right is Anthony Baltakis. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Survey finds Eunice a tad more littered

An annual survey of litter in Eunice found the city a bit worse off this year than in previous years, according to Donna Baltakis, Keep Eunice Beautiful director.
Baltakis delivered the report at Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting at the Eunice Municipal Complex.
The neighborhood-by-neighborhood survey gave Eunice an overall score of 2.15, which is slightly littered, but that’s up from previous scores of 1.66, 1.51 and 1.58.
The scoring system is 1 to 4 with 1 being minimal or no litter and 4 the highest amount of litter.

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