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Keep Texas Beautiful Lago Vista. Keep Texas Beautiful has recently named Lago Vista and Keep Lago Vista Beautiful as a Gold Star Affiliate, which is a designation that is granted to approximately 70 affiliates of Keep Texas Beautiful’s upwards of 300 affiliates and is the highest type of recognition highest status that can be achieved by any community.

Keep Texas Beautiful, according to their official information, is “a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement non-profit organization.”

The organization’s Gold Star Affiliate status was first introduced back in 2004 as a way to reward communities whose goal is to go above and beyond all traditional requirements. In order to remain in good standing with the organization, all community affiliates must do the following:

*Submit reports

*Pay dues

*Attend training

*Take part in an annual activity that is endorsed by Keep Texas Beautiful

Suzanne Kho, the Executive Director of Keep Texas Beautiful, had the following to say regarding Lago Vista‘s recognition along side approximately 69 other communities:

“Our affiliates are the backbone of our organization. We are proud to honor those going above and beyond to keep their communities clean and beautiful. Our Gold Star Affiliates are educating and engaging community members, actively recruiting and managing volunteers, hosting cleanup and beautification events throughout their community and so much more.”

Back in 2020, affiliates of Keep Texas Beautiful engaged a total of 20,917 volunteers who contributed a total of 37,857 hours to collect approximately a million pounds of both recyclables and waste from trails, waterways, and roadways in the state of Texas.

Keep Texas Beautiful Lago Vista. Denise Sellers, the President of Keep Lago Vista Beautiful, had the following to say regarding the recognition:

“Once again I want to give a great big cheer to the Keep Lago Vista Volunteers. This is the first time in our history that we have received the Gold Star Affiliation from Keep Texas Beautiful, and it’s the highest honor an affiliate can achieve.”