Keep Mississippi Beautiful and Keep Flora Beautiful are excited to partner with McKee Foods through the Outdoor Happiness Movement to create Flora’s first public recreation area. The OH! Movement’s support will enable these nonprofits to establish the Elise G. Anderson Walking Park, which will include a quarter-mile walking trail and a children’s exercise area.
Keep Mississippi Beautiful and Keep Flora Beautiful, both affiliates of Keep America Beautiful, are preparing for a community workday on May 19, during which volunteers will help build the walking trail and exercise area as well as make other improvements to the site. Volunteers will plant trees, shrubs and flowers, help install the park’s benches and picnic tables, and clean up litter.
The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closes with an appreciation lunch for volunteers. The event begins at the gazebo on the Veteran’s Memorial located on Main Street. Volunteers can sign up and learn more here: www.keepflorabeautiful.eventbrite.com.
This volunteer event is part of the Great American Cleanup State, the nation’s largest community improvement program, taking place in some 20,000 communities nationwide.
McKee Foods, a privately-held company based in Collegedale, Tenn., recently selected this project for a grant through the OH! Movement. People interested in learning more about the movement can visit OutdoorHappinessMovement.com to hear about upcoming projects across the U.S.
“We are immensely grateful for McKee Foods support of this project, which will improve the quality of life in Flora through beautification and providing opportunities to exercise and appreciate the outdoors,” said Sarah Kountouris, KMB executive director. “We encourage Mississippians to join us on May 19 to help us make improvements in this community.”