THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) – Many people already think Thomas County is a beautiful place.
But the national Keep America Beautiful organization is making it official.
A pre-certification team worked for a year to make Thomas County a Keep America Beautiful affiliate. Now that they have the title, Thomas County is eligible for grants to help fund special projects. Some of the projects the Keep Thomas County Beautiful committee hopes to address are trash reduction, litter control, water management, and graffiti.
"We've gotten a grant from the county to get us started," says the committee chairman Len Powell. "They've given us $30,000 and so we hope to eventually have a paid Executive Director. Right now it's a volunteer. So it's a lot, we can do a lot, we can help pull things together to make Thomasville an even better place to live."
A certification ceremony to make Thomas County an official Keep America Beautiful community is set for 5 PM on Monday.