Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful, formerly PA CleanWays of Huntingdon County, was formed in 1999 with support from the Huntington County Conservation District.
Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful participates in an annual friendly rivalry called the “Tire Wars” with three other KPB affiliates; Keep Perry County Beautiful, Keep Juniata County Beautiful and PA CleanWays of Mifflin County. The “Gold Rim Award” is given to the affiliate who collects the most tires at a specific collection event, helping to remove unsightly tires and mosquito breeding grounds from the landscape.
In 2021, while following CDC guidelines for Covid-19, Keep Perry County collected 590 tires and Keep Juniata County Beautiful collected 1,193 tires. Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful won the “Gold Rim Award” by collecting 1,650 tires and PA CleanWays of Mifflin County won the “Flat Tire Award” by collecting 287! Winning or losing, every tire collected helps to keep our communities clean and beautiful!
Congratulations to Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful’s 2021 Volunteer of the Year, Mike Kester!
Mike was nominated by Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful for his sustained commitment to the affiliates recycling efforts. Mike has volunteered with each Tire Collection Challenge since 2017, bringing a positive, energetic attitude and relentless work ethic, working until the last car leaves or the tractor trailers are filled, whichever comes first. Since Mike joined the Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful team, more than 7,500 tires have been successfully collected and recycled.
Congratulations to Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful’s 2021 Affiliate Community Partner Awardee, Evergreen Farms!
Evergreen Farms was nominated by Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful for supporting the 2021 Annual Juniata River Cleanup. In addition to donating their own time and money, Evergreen Farms contacted other local businesses and organizations to seek donations for the cleanup event. As a result, $2,000 in donations were received to help cover the costs of trash and tire disposal as well as food and water for the volunteers. Thirty hardworking volunteers participated, removing 1,660 pounds of trash and 15 tires from a 2.5-mile stretch of the Juniata River.