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Posted on: November 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Keep Victoria Beautiful hosts first volunteer appreciation event

Group photo with balloon backdrop with KVB logos on some balloons

PHOTO 1: Keep Victoria Beautiful staff and board of directors pose Nov. 18 at the Victoria Community Center following KVB’s first volunteer appreciation event.

Three people in front of balloon backdrop with KVB logos on some balloonsPHOTO 2: The Victoria East Baseball team was recognized Nov. 18 as a recipient of Keep Victoria Beautiful’s award for Most Cleanups Attended by a Team during KVB’s first volunteer appreciation event held at the Victoria Community Center. 

PHOTO 3: Volunteers of the Year awards were given to Valerie Hogan, Tiffany Totah and Larry Somer during Keep Victoria Beautiful’ s first volunteer appreciation event held Nov. 18 at the Victoria Community Center. 

Small diamond-shaped glass trophies engraved with KVB logo and the phrase Most Cleanups as a TeamKeep Victoria Beautiful hosted its first volunteer appreciation dinner and awards event Nov. 18 at the Victoria Community Center. The event highlighted the year’s successful beautification efforts, which could not be done without the help of KVB’s volunteers, said Christy Youker, the City’s community appearance manager. The event featured dinner and remarks from Mayor Jeff Bauknight and City Manager Jesús Garza, followed by a presentation from keynote speaker Suzanne Kho, executive director for Keep Texas Beautiful. The event concluded with an awards ceremony recognizing Victoria residents Tiffany Totah, Valerie Hogan and Larry Somer as  Volunteers of the Year. Awards for Most Cleanups Attended by a Team were given to Victoria East Baseball Team, St. Joseph High School, TDECU and the City’s Police and Fire Departments. To sign up to be notified of upcoming KVB cleanups and volunteer opportunities, visit

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