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Beautiful businesses earn awards from KNPLCB

November 8, 2017

Several local businesses received awards Tuesday for their efforts to beautify their facades and grounds.

Keep North Platte/Lincoln County Beautiful honored nine North Platte businesses at an annual appreciation event. It is hosted to thank the community for their efforts to keep the city a clean, beautiful place to live.

The KNPLCB board votes for businesses that have been nominated for the award, executive director Mona Anderson said.

“What we look for is businesses who are trying to keep the momentum going as far as progress,” she said.

Seeing businesses dedicated to improvements can draw in visitors, new residents and new businesses. The goal is to grow the community of North Platte.

“And it’s contagious,” Anderson said. “If one business is doing it, others will want to do it as well.”

Among the award winners was Profit Harmon of Red Cloud Tattoos. Harmon and the shop’s employees recently painted one side of the shop’s building with iconic cartoon characters.

Dee and Mark Luttrell were honored for their work in renovating the former Depot restaurant to open the Switchyard Grill and Pub.

Awards were also given to Mike and Teri Schroer; Vicki Windham of Prairie Hand Knits; BE Properties; Jereme Hartman of Edward Jones; Lanae Phelps and staff of Phelps Family Dentistry; Kim Seacrest of Sip Coffee and Wine Bar; and Cinda Baker of Cinda’s Accents.

The event also signaled the launch of America Recycles Day, Nov. 15. The week leading up to Nov. 15 is dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. America Recycles Day educates people about the importance of recycling to the economy and environmental well-being.

In addition, KNPLCB is campaigning for the reduction of the public’s reliance on single-use plastic grocery bags. Citizens are encouraged to visit americarecyclesday.org to sign the “I Will Recycle Pledge.”