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The Keep Magee Beautiful Committee started the year with a bang…or should I say weed eater, mower, shovels, rakes, plants, and muscle. The team met Saturday morning, April 17, 2021, at the Ural Everett Park and divided into groups to focus on different areas in the city.
Now, one reason the committee is pushing so hard this week is because the “big dogs” from Keep Mississippi and Keep the Nation beautiful are arriving Wednesday at 9:00 to check and see if the committee is following the rules of the grant! (I think I got that right)…anyway, we need our city spic and span from the highway 49 corridor through Main Street and especially the Ural Everett Park. I must say, several home owners off the highway have gone beyond the call of duty in making sure their homes or business look clean and neat.
Dot Nichols who is the boss lady for the project was quick to give orders and dig in the dirt herself to secure the success of the project.
Lee Maddox is the committee chairman. Members of the committee are: Amanda Blakeney, Christian Carrico, Patrice Boykin, Dot Nichols, Eric Adkins, Heather Hankins, Ilene Floyd, Keith Berry, Lacye Evans, Lane Steele, Lee Maddox, Shelia Dilmore, Tiffany Kinslow, and Whitney Baker. The group is begging for more volunteers to complete the future projects.
Here are pictures from Saturday’s activities:
I will continue to add pictures to this post.
Ya’ll, Christian Carrico picked up enough trash to fill multiple bags! Eric Adkinson worked in all areas of the project. Dot Nichols who was determined she was going to mow down the side of the corridor, tore up her lawn mower and had to put it in the shop! Chris Lane brought in load after load of plants, pine straw and labor! I don’t think I didn’t see a weed eater in Mark Grubbs hands all day! Student Connor Cone was well introduced into community service. Whitney, Tiffany, Heather, and Lee were everywhere. Mayor Berry and Keilah brought plants. Several committee members had prior commitments and could not work Saturday but have been putting in time all during the week. I know I will have left someone out…if I did…I’ll just add!
The park is looking great! What was so awesome, Saturday night was Magee’s prom! The Ural Everett park was crowded with students making prom pictures!
When Dot gives me the list, I will post the business and individuals who donated to the project.
I can’t wait for ya’ll to see what the Stephens/Grubbs family has donated to the Ural Everett Park—fabulous to the highes torder as Suzanne would say!
I want to feature individuals and homes in our city which are making a difference and are not on any committee!!! They just care!
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