The organization Beautify Fort Smith was officially made an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful during a special training session Tuesday.
Sept. 13, 2016
By Thomas Saccente
Board members of the Fort Smith-based volunteer group gathered at the Creekmore Park Community Center Tuesday to learn about what this change signifies, as well as how to implement a plan for next year. John Pope of the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission and Keep Van Buren Beautiful said Keep America Beautiful is a nationwide organization that has over 600 affiliates across the country with over a dozen in Arkansas.
Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission Director Robert Phelps said Beautify Fort Smith was affiliated with Keep America Beautiful in the past under the name Keep Fort Smith Beautiful, but lost that accreditation due to not fulfilling the necessary obligations.