The 25th Annual Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Awards Breakfast presented by Mosaic was attended by 250 people at the TPepin Hospitality Centre. Volunteers, sponsors and partners were recognized by Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful for their commitment to the community.
In addition to recognizing the partners and volunteers, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful accepted public nominations for the Treasure of Tampa Bay Awards.
Award recipients include:
• The 2013 Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, Champion of the Forest Award was presented to Vina Jean Banks of the Florida State Fair Authority. KTBB
• Cargill received the 2013 Youth Education Program Award in recognition for their significant contributions to the youth education program.
• Treasure of Tampa Bay, Outstanding Business was won by HMSHost, who anticipates giving away their one millionth meal in 2014, won for demonstrating their commitment for the community through the amount of service they provide to those in need.
• The 2013 Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Environmental Service award was presented to MacDill Air Force Base CENTCOM PSD for their volunteer efforts with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful. Though they are seldom home for more than a few days each month, they like to spend that time working together and doing service projects in the community. This group worked tirelessly with pick axes and shovels at the Florida Learning Garden to help move dirt to eliminate an irrigation problem and begin digging out the framing for a large sidewalk.