2021 Great American Cleanup State Kickoff and Award Presentations

This year we had an exciting Great American Cleanup State Kickoff Event with Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves and First Lady of Mississippi Elee Reeves kicking off the Great American Cleanup season, partnered with Keep Jackson Beautiful on the steps of our Mississippi State Capitol.

Keep Mississippi Beautiful honors individuals and organizations throughout Mississippi who are making a difference and this year we couldn’t think of a better way than to have our Governor and First Lady present these awards on the steps of our State Capital.

Having these two events linked together will show how a hands-on approach to community improvement serves as a catalyst for ongoing civic engagement and promotes personal responsibility.

During the cleanup event, 103 volunteers dispersed to various sites across our capital city and planted 8 trees and 200 flower bulbs, weed eating and picking up over 3,700 pounds of litter. This event totaled to over $10,700 in benefits from volunteer hours and in-kind and monetary donations.

We appreciate our sponsors who made this event possible:

Nucor Steel Jackson, Inc.

Mississippi Power

REAL Christian Foundation

Mississippi Beverage Association

Clark Beverage Group, Inc.

Lowe’s Home Improvement

2020 and 2021 Louise Godwin Award recipients, KMB Board Members Cindy Duvall and Joel Yelverton

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