It’s a Winner!

24 Aug

In Hutto, Texas, when you join the Hutto Chamber of Commerce as a Gold Member, you show your support for the community by placing a 780-pound concrete hippo (the city’s mascot) at your business.

Earlier this year, Waste Management, which operates the Williamson County Landfill in Hutto, hosted a contest for students and neighbors to submit their ideas for painting the landfill hippo.  The judges were looking for the entry that best illustrated environmental protection and creativity.

Nine-year-old Samantha Steadman of Williamson County won the contest with her entry: “It’s Hip to be GREEN” that uses the 3-Rs logo for Recycle, Reduce and Reuse.  Samantha’s design was selected among more than 20 entries by a panel of judges that included Hutto Mayor Debbie Holland, Williamson County Commissioner Ron Morrison and Waste Management Landfill Manager Jason Kjar.

     Photo: Celebrating the newly painted Hippo, Hutto Mayor Debbie Holland congratulated Samantha along with (from left to right) Pete Correa, executive  assistant for Commissioner Ron Morrison, Commissioner Ron Morrison, and Waste Management Landfill Manager Jason Kjar.

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