Caught in the Act of a Beautiful Deed
- story by Ana Balka, photos by Katharine Truett Ohman
When I called Katharine Truett Ohman for this story on the Beautiful Deeds program, she was onsite somewhere close to St. Augustine Seminary planting crape myrtles for the Hancock Chamber’s “Life Grows On” Memorial Tree Planting program (see links to this and other Hancock County Development Foundation non-profit causes here).
I suggested calling her later, and in the meantime maybe she could email me some information on the program about which I called? Yes, she said, and she could send photos and --
The Town Green
“Beautiful Deeds,” I said. She laughs, and I point out that Truett Ohman’s many causes seem to overlap. She agrees.
“They’re all about re-greening,” she says.
“Caught in the Act of a Beautiful Deed” is a program by the Hancock County Chamber Beautification Committee (which Truett Ohman co-chairs with Ellis Cuevas) that aims to “catch” Hancock County citizens in the act of environmental beautification. The committee feels that recognizing these citizens for their contributions is essential since they help improve the quality of life in our community. Recipients are sent a letter of recognition for their civic-minded beautification assistance.
“I’d love for it to be public so if someone sees something they can email me directly,” says Katharine.
She asks Hancock County residents to look out for people picking up trash, caring for trees, weeding public areas, or performing other voluntary beautification efforts around the county.
To nominate someone, email Katharine with the recipient’s name, location, activity, contact information, and any other pertinent information (the more info, the better to identify the person and the deed, she said).