| November 14, 2005 -
The City of Knoxville and Prestige Cleaners are encouraging residents
to recycle their hangers to help beautify the city's Dogwood trails
with the planting of new trees.
Prestige Cleaners has agreed to donate 5 cents per hanger turned
into one of their stores to the City to purchase and plant the trees.
"This campaign helps make Knoxville a better place in two
ways - by keeping hangers out of the waste stream and raising money
to plant flowering Dogwood trees that make springtime in our City
so special," Mayor Bill Haslam said.
Eddie Mannis, president of Prestige Cleaners, is serving as co-chair
of this year's Dogwood Arts Festival.
"One of the best things about this festival are the gorgeous
Dogwood trails," Mannis noted. "It's important that we
continue to plant Dogwood trees to ensure that generations to come
will be able to enjoy the trails."
Hangers will be accepted beginning Tuesday, Nov. 15 through Dec.
31 at Prestige's eight locations.418 Gay St
7421 Northshore Drive
7536 Taggert Lane
4837 Kingston Pike
7907 Kingston Pike
11428 Kingston Pike
8901 Linksvue Drive
314 Merchants Drive