The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 6, 2013

Keep Enid Beautiful finalist for Keep Oklahoma Beautiful state award

Staff reports
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — The beautification work done by Keep Enid Beautiful on Enid’s downtown corners has been recognized by the state organization whose goal is to preserve and enhance Oklahoma’s natural beauty.

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful has announced Keep Enid Beautiful is a finalist in the nonprofit organization category for its 2013 Environmental Excellence Competition. The winner will be announced at Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s 23rd annual Environmental Excellence Awards Celebration on Nov. 19 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

Keep Enid Beautiful is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2012 through the efforts of Enid native Suzy Meibergen, a press release announcing the nomination stated. The organization’s goal is to improve Enid’s image and appearance through beautification, landscaping, litter abatement and other programs endorsed by Keep Oklahoma Beautiful.

“Having seen what beautification projects have been done in other cities, it was in my heart to start a beautification program here,” Meibergen said. “It’s not just a lot of pretty flowers we’re planting. It’s good business.”

As 2013 winds down, Keep Enid Beautiful is seeking potential donors to assist with its mission. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 741, Enid, 73702 or dropped off at the Enid Welcome Center, 201 W. Garriott.

Broken Arrow is the other finalist for the 2013 nonprofit organization award.