Keep Kingsport Beautiful will honor Kingsport’s Public Works Department employees during the 24th Annual Valentine Appreciation Breakfast, at 7 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Kingsport Farmer’s Market.
The celebration recognizes employees of the Kingsport Public Works Department for the special efforts that they make to assist Keep Kingsport Beautiful throughout the year.
Without the support of the Kingsport Public Works Department, Keep Kingsport Beautiful activities such as litter-free events, Tree Fund plantings, cleanups, beautification and recycling projects would not be possible.
During the week of Feb. 11-15, Keep Kingsport Beautiful encourages all city residents to thank the Public Works Department for the many valuable services that they provide.
These dedicated workers keep the city streets clean, remove snow, pick up garbage and recyclables, and maintain the city’s public lands by weeding, mowing, trimming and planting.
Public Works employees will be treated to breakfast provided by Burger King, Hardee’s, Seaver’s, MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center, McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A, and Bojangles.
During the event, the Public Works Department will present the 2013 Tiny Burgmann Award to the individual who stands out as a good public servant and embodies the qualities of dedication, perseverance, hard work and heartfelt service to the community.
Numerous restaurants and local businesses have donated door prizes to be given away at this annual celebration.
Door prizes received to date have been sponsored by Eastman Credit Union, Domtar, Fun Fest, Kingsport Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce, First Kingsport Credit Union, Bays Mountain Park, Bristol Motor Speedway, TriSummit Bank, Eastman Chemical Company, Wellmont, United Way of Greater Kingsport, Bank of Tennessee, and Biggie’s.
Keep Kingsport Beautiful is a partnership program with the city of Kingsport and the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce and is an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.