The weather was good to us today during our annual Arbor Day tree planting and pruning the trees we planted throught the years.
This day was extra special as we planted a tree in honor of our good friend Tom's father, Bobby Lawson.
Bobby proudly served in the U.S. Airforce for 30 years, attaining the rank of Chief Master Sergeant before retiring at Barksdale Airforce Base in 1982. Bobby was a resident at the Veteran's Home and passed away peacefully in June 2019.
What a beautiful productive day it was. A little bit of work and remembering a wonderful soul.
On February 28th, KBB members and liaisons roamed Bossier City in search of litter and debris.
Each team rated certain areas on a scale of 1-4, 1 being minimal trash and 4 being major amounts of visible trash.
Sad to say the teams did find litter and debris, happy to say we are working on a trash attack plan.
Stay tuned for the results and ways you can help with spot cleanups in your area.
Oh how we love teaching our Bossier City elementary children about not littering. The enthusiasm these kids have for keep Mother Nature clean and happy is heart warming to say the least.
During Earth Day week, member of KBB visited 5 elementary schools and visited with over 500 children. They learned about Reducing energy, Reusing items in your home and Recycling. We also talked about how long it takes for a littered item to decompose.
Selected students participated in the litter race, the winner receiving a KBB tshirt. We were so proud of all the volunteers that we gave them all a t-shirt for doing such a wonderful job.
Teach them young folks, as they shall inherit the earth.
Once a year KBB teams up with the Bossier Sheriff's office for their annual cleanup.
About 30 volunteers showed up and tackled the litter in North Bossier and surrounding areas.
Proud to know our Sheriff cares for the city as much as we do.
Big THANKS to everyone for their donations during Give for Good. We appreciate your support in our mission. Good things are happening and bigger projects on the horizon.
Due to the Great American cleanup cancellation due to weather, members of KBB decided to have a pop up cleanup a few weeks later concentrating on the abandoned gas station on Texas St and Benton Rd as well as the CVS on Barksdale Road.
Members of KBB teamed up with Shreveport Green, Red River Cleanup, Roy's Kids and The Warrior Network for Shreveport Mayor's first annual citywide cleanup.
Over 30 volunteers worked from 8am-11am clearing debris from the Barksdale Bridge and along Shreveport Barksdale Blvd.
What a moving and beautiful display.
Flags were placed in remembrance of the 3000 lives that were lost on that tragic day.
KBB partnered with Barksdale Airforce Base and friends to prepare for the 9/11 Remembrance Memorial Ceremony sponsored by Keep Bossier Beautiful and The City of Bossier City.
This ceremony will take place at Liberty Garden and can be viewed on Facebook live at the Bossier Chamber of Commerce site beginning at 9:00.
In addition, KBB is offering you the opportunity to honor those you love with a Remembrance Brick that will be permanently placed at the liberty garden.
BIG thanks going out to our fellow go givers and KBB members. We appreciate you!
Bossier Chamber of Commerce
@City of Bossier City
Bossier City Municipal Complex
Louisiana National Guard Camp Minden Youth Challenge Program
Flags provided by Youth Justice Camp Minden, Ken Koval.
Each year the city of Bossier and Keep Bossier Beautiful hold their annual 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony honoring the thousands of innocent people that were lost and the courage of all who risked their lives to save others during the attack on our country September 11, 2001.
Our event is held at 9am at the Liberty Garden at the Municipal Complex of the City of Bossier. (between the Police and Fire Station)
This year's ceremony will be Facebook LIVE at the Bossier Chamber of Commerce Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BossierChamber
KBB's very own Tom Lawson, owner of Advanced Air Conditioning and Heating, loves to give back to the community as much as he loves being a long term Keep Bossier Beautiful member and past president.
In 2015, Tom along with Calumet Lubricants, were able to obtain a beam that was recovered from the World Trade Center Ground Zero in New York. The beam was constructed into a memorial which is located at the Liberty Garden in Bossier City Municipal Complex on Benton Road.
We will never forget.