Preserving Edmonson Pride Recognizing Beautification Efforts
Left photo: Kelly and Wendy Wood with Bee Spring Lumber accept the PEP Beautification award from Shaska Hines (far right) and Jeff Rich (far left) and John Whittle (back). Right photo: Hines and Whittle present award to Jeff and Cindy Rich of Cee Bee Food Store. JB Hines with PEP at far right.
Darren Doyle, story:
Two more local businesses have been recognized for their beautification efforts by Preserving Edmonson Pride (PEP).
On Thursday, both Bee Spring Lumber Co. and the Cee Bee Food Store were awarded beautification awards for recent improvements made to each business.
In a press release provided by PEP, the beautification organization said that Kelly and Wendy Wood have been owners of Bee Spring Lumber since 2018, where they sell a full line of treated lumber, electrical, hardware, and plumbing supplies.
"Kelly grew up practically across the street from the business and couldn’t allow the 52 year business to fall by the wayside," PEP said in a statement. "The physical plant of the compound has undergone an extensive upgrade. They have always had a big share of the lake crowd and are keen to attract a larger share of the local Edmonson County business."
Jeff and Cindy Rich, owners of Cee Bee Food Store since 2007 also received a PEP Beautification award after recently completing a major remodel.
"Jeff had been a butcher and taking over the food store seemed like a natural fit for Jeff and Cindy," PEP said.
Cee Bee sponsors a weekly recipe with the Edmonson Voice and they offer a full line of meats, produce, and a small deli including rotisserie. PEP also said that Jeff is proud to point out that they “still carry out the groceries.”
Preserving Edmonson Pride (PEP), is a non–profit organization, formed to improve the appearance of our community, preserve our history and promote economic development. PEP recently initiated a program to recognize businesses or properties that have made improvements that support awareness to PEP efforts.