Keep Perry County Beautiful, formerly PA CleanWays of Perry County, was formed in 2009 with support from the Perry County Conservation District and the Perry County Commissioner’s Office.
Keep Perry County Beautiful participates in an annual friendly rivalry called the “Tire Wars” with three other KPB affiliates; Keep Huntingdon 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 Perry County Beautiful’s 2021 Volunteer of the Year, Roger Austin!
Roger was nominated by Keep Perry County Beautiful for his commitment, foresight and passion for the local community. Roger began volunteering with PA CleanWays in 1989 by lending a hand with a roadside illegal dump clean-up through the Adopt A Highway initiative and then the affiliate since its inception in 2009. He further propagates stewardship efforts by inviting Keep Perry County Beautiful into his classroom to give presentations and has supported the student sports teams as they complete their road-side litter clean-ups as part of the academic community service program.