• KKB Tree Fund Spring Planting Ceremony to be Held in Remembrance and Recognition

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    March 25, 2019
    March 22, 2019                                                                             
    For Immediate Release
    Contact:  Robin Cleary
    Director, Keep Kingsport Beautiful
    KKB Tree Fund Spring Planting Ceremony
    to be Held in Remembrance and Recognition
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Keep Kingsport Beautiful and Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes will host a tree planting on Friday, April 5 at noon at The Greenbelt located on Netherland Inn Road at the public boat ramp.
    This planting recognizes those who have been honored or remembered through donations to the Keep Kingsport Beautiful/Hamlett-Dobson Tree Fund in the past six months. Each spring and fall, trees are
    purchased and planted around Kingsport on public lands using donations from those who contributed to the Tree Fund in honor or remembrance of a special individual.  The public is invited to attend this event.
    The Tree Fund began in 1986. Since then,  nearly 1,000 trees have been planted within our community, and thousands of people have been recognized through this program.   Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes have
    sponsored the program for 33 years.  Keep Kingsport Beautiful coordinates the Tree Fund program, while the City of Kingsport provides the labor and maintenance.
    Keep Kingsport Beautiful is an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Tennessee Beautiful, as well as a joint program of the Kingsport Chamber and the City of Kingsport.  Keep Kingsport
    Beautiful’s mission is to involve the community in responsible solutions for a clean and beautiful environment.
    Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home has been a trusted family business since 1916—back when Kingsport was a small but fast-growing farming community. Maintaining the ideals of its founders, their staff of more
    than 30 individuals continues to serve the community with empathy and integrity.
    For more information on how you can honor or remember someone special through a contribution to the Tree Fund, contact Robin Cleary at 392-8814 or rcleary@kingsportchamber.org.