Keep Orange County Beautiful has presented its Quarterly Beautification Award to Scott Hasty, owner of J Scotts Aflorist in Pinehurst.

The presentation was made by Harry Vine, Sandra Cash, Shirley Zimmerman, and J David Derosier from KOCB, to Scott and his staff including Kay Stone, Adam Potts, Alaina Morris, and Troy LeBlanc.  Also present were Amy Comeaux and Lee Reeves from Sabine River Ford.

Sandra Cash, a longtime member of KOCB said, “Ever since Scott moved his design skills into town we have been blessed with the most impressive floral arrangements I have ever seen.   We are proud to honor not only his work that beautifies his customers’ homes and businesses, but also what he has done here in the shopping center.  We need more like him.”

Scott said, “This is my life.  My staff and I feel our unique and custom designs can only be expressed by listening to our customers and designing to what we hear.  Our success is based upon how well we listen.”  From what KOCB has heard, they must be listening real well.

Mr. Hasty has won numerous awards for his design work, including the Allied Florists “Houston Cup” in 2003 and he then went on to win the Texas Cup that year.  In July 2006, Scott was inducted into the prestigious floral organization, AIFD.

Keep Orange County Beautiful (KOCB) is a non-profit organization whose vision is to see Orange County become the cleanest and one of the most beautiful areas in Texas.   KOCB has chosen to focus its efforts on two prime areas – Trees and Trash.   KOCB’s mission is to educate, organize, and implement programs to achieve its vision.  Further information can be found on the website ( or email to