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Moss Point Citizens, Officials to Hold
Citywide Cleanup

Volunteers Needed

GCN   Filed 9/26/07 

Moss Point - A group of concerned citizens has approached the Mayor and Board of Aldermen with a plan to beautify the city and build pride amongst its residents.

On Saturday, September 29 there will be a city-wide pick up and clean up event that will be the culmination of a week-long effort to make the city beautiful in preparation for the city’s annual Fall de Rah celebration and Cruisin’ the Coast.

“We know that Moss Point has potential and is beautiful,” said Jennifer Garraway, one of the event organizers. “It is time to once again take pride in our city so that we and visitors can see all the beautiful homes and places.”

Trash bags and gloves will be available for distribution from the Moss Point Recreation Center on Thursday and Friday nights, September 27 and 28, from 5:30 until 7 p.m. The Saturday event will begin at 8 a.m. at the riverfront where volunteers will be dispersed to all parts of the city.

Each of the city’s six wards is being represented with a captain and trash collection sites will be set up in each area. The elected officials gave the group its blessings and have offered to take part as well.

"I am thrilled that our elected officials have said they will participate,” Garraway said. “We, the citizens of Moss Point, working together with our elected officials, will make Moss Point a safer and better place to live."

This is the second city-wide beautification event this year, but this group of citizens hopes that the efforts are not all expended on one day but that the energy to beautify the city continue each and every day.

“We do not want this day to be a one-time event,” said organizer Linda Walsh. “We want this to be the beginning of building pride in the community.”

Sites where trash will be collected on Saturday are Magnolia Jr. High for Ward 1, the former Vann’s Grocery at Frederick and Second Streets for Ward 2, the green area at Second and Bay Street for Ward 3, Tram Street for Ward 4, Pelican Landing parking lot for Ward 5, and the old Winn Dixie parking lot on Bellview Street for Ward 6.

Old tires can only be discarded at the Bellview Street collection site.  They will be accepted from residents only, NO tires from any business can be accepted.

As volunteers return filled trash bags, ward captains will distribute a limited number of event t-shrits that were made possible by Merchants and Marine Bank.

To volunteer to help in the event coordination, please contact Garraway at jgway@bellsouth.net or 228-217-5450. Volunteers are also encouraged to attend the final planning meeting at the Moss Point Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26. Other contacts for the event are Linda Walsh at 228-760-8663 or Kim Brooksat 228-474-1367. 228-217-5450.

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