We had a great day in Natchez last Saturday for Keep Mississippi Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup State Kickoff! Thanks to Keep Natchez/ Adams County Beautiful as well as all of the volunteers, partners and sponsors who made it possible.
The event is part of the nation’s largest community improvement program, taking place in some 20,000 communities nationwide. The event was also part of Natchez’s year-long tricentennial celebration.
Volunteers helped us landscape the flowerbeds inside of the Colonnades, the Rotary’s three “Welcome to Natchez” signs, and around the Community Alliance deck on Bluff Trails, as well as cleaning up litter downtown and other neighborhoods.
And the final results: BEAUTIFUL!
As Mississippi’s First Lady Deborah Bryant put it: “Natchez is such a beautiful city. Natchez is a city that depends so much on tourism, so it is important to keep the trash out of the street. You want to make a good first impression, so you can keep people coming back.”
We want to thank all of our partners who made it possible, including: Natchez Community Alliance, Southwest Distributors, City of Natchez, Coca Cola United of Natchez, Brown Bottling, Stine Garden Center, Miss Lou Veteran’s Coalition Honor Guard, Entergy, Mississippi Department of Transportation, Miss Lou Landscaping and Tree Service, City of Natchez Public Works Department, Magnolia Bluffs Hotel, Natchez Tricentennial Committee, Natchez High School Band and Choir, Lazarus Arts, City of Natchez Public, Transit System, Waste Pro, Natchez Convention Center, Natchez/Adams County Chamber of Commerce, United Mississippi Bank, American Medical Response, Curtis Moroney, Glad, the local Master Gardeners, Bowie’s Tavern, Walt Grayson, Tom King and the First Lady.
Check out this recent article in The Natchez Democrat on the Great American Cleanup.