Two Lebanon County residents, fondly known as the ‘Litter Ladies,’ were honored with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s Community Pride Award in recognition of their volunteer litter control efforts.
LuAnn Horn and Kathy Redinger were nominated by North Lebanon Township Supervisor Ed Brensinger for the award.
For several years, Horn and Redinger have devoted countless hours to litter cleanup throughout Lebanon County, including areas such as the Lebanon Rails Business Park and Hanford Drive. Their dedication to maintaining clean neighborhoods, roads, and waterways earned them commendation from both their township and neighboring municipalities.
“We hope their voluntary act of service to the community will inspire others to do the same,” said Brensinger.
Many nearby townships and boroughs, recognizing their persistent community service, provide safety vests, gloves, garbage bags, and access to municipal waste dumpsters to aid their efforts. The duo’s daily routes have been strategically designed to target litter-prone areas in need of care.
The Community Pride Awards ceremony occurred on June 6, during the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority’s Board of Directors Meeting.
Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has coordinated with volunteers to collect nearly 155 million pounds of trash from community spaces across the state.
Shannon Reiter, president of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, praised Horn and Redinger for their contributions to Lebanon County.
“Litter knows no boundaries, and I am delighted to recognize LuAnn and Kathy for cleaning up, not only their own neighborhood, but also surrounding ones,” said Reiter. “Thank you for keeping our shared public spaces clean and beautiful.”
The Community Pride Award celebrates outstanding environmental stewardship by individuals or groups who have shown exceptional commitment to litter control, recycling, beautification, or general environmental stewardship. Elected officials wishing to nominate a constituent for a Community Pride Award should visit keeppabeautiful.org for more information.
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