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Join Earth Day Community Clean-Up this Friday



(courtesy of VTV)

The City of Vicksburg, in partnership with Vicksburg Main Street, Visit Vicksburg and the Rotary Club of Vicksburg, will be holding a community clean-up event on Friday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to noon.

“I’m excited about celebrating Earth Day and, at the same time, putting boots on the ground to help clean up our city,” said Mayor George Flaggs, Jr.

Community support for last year’s clean-up event surpassed expectations (courtesy of VTV)

Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Washington Street Park, 1000 Washington Street, to get their assignments and clean-up gear (vests, grabbers, and trash bags). To volunteer, email [email protected].

“We are so excited to help coordinate this event to enhance the efforts by the City of Vicksburg to beautify our community,” said Laura Beth Strickland, executive director of Visit Vicksburg. “Travelers come from all around the nation to visit Vicksburg’s cultural and historic attractions. It’s so important for our community to work together to ensure that we have a great first impression on our guests.”

“We at the Rotary Club of Vicksburg are pleased to support the Vicksburg Community Clean Up Day again this year.  This is an opportunity for us to demonstrate what Rotary is about, ‘Service above Self’,” said Mark Buys, President of the Rotary Club of Vicksburg.

“Cleaning up Vicksburg on Earth Day and every day together, we can keep Vicksburg beautiful for our families and tourists alike.” said Kim Hopkins, Vicksburg Main Street Director.

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