First Ridgeland Baptist Church volunteers spend spring break in Ridgeland community garden

First Ridgeland Baptist Church volunteers spend spring break in Ridgeland community garden

Youth leaders and members of First Ridgeland Baptist Church worked in the Ridgeland Community Garden during spring break. Wes Tankersley, student minister, is a member of Ridgeland’s Healthy Hometown Committee. Jerry Williams, also a member of Ridgeland’s Healthy Hometown Committee, is the project director of the Ridgeland Community Garden. Williams secured a donation of $500 for the garden from Lowe’s Ridgeland. Produce from the garden is distributed to the needy through First Ridgeland Baptist Church. Pictured are volunteers from left (back) Justin Medders, Wes Tankersley, Camille Kelly, Bailey McClellan, Hope Ellison and AnnaKris Byrd. From left (front) Gabby Vinson, Carly Chennault, Robert McClellan, Bailey Williamson and Jerry Williams.

Second day service photo!

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Submitted by the city of Ridgeland

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Successful Great American Cleanup for Keep the Rez Beautiful

I saw this video on Facebook, watched it and felt compelled to share it with you. I’ve known about Keep the Rez Beautiful for some time and this group of hard working volunteers stays busy making sure that the Reservoir area stays clean, healthy and a nice place for the animals and citizens.

The nonprofit held its third Great American Cleanup on March 9. Over 100 volunteers cleaned up litter on land and in the water and planted trees, cleaned up 2,500 pounds of litter from the streets and streams and planted 50+ trees and shrubs in the U.S.D.A.’s People’s Garden. Volunteers include Boy and Cub Scouts (including Cub Scout Pack 329) and St. Mark’s UMC Missions. Waste Management, Duncan Marine, Troy-Bilt, Beagle Bagel Cafe – Highland Village and Pearl River Valley Water Supply District sponsored our event. KRB partners included Keep Mississippi Beautiful, Adopt-a-Stream Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Mississippi Department of Transportation and Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

If you want to learn more about KRB, see the Facebook page. Enjoy the video!