Biloxi, D’Iberville team up for downtown litter blitz

After weeks of sprucing up for Cruisin the Coast, city leaders from Biloxi and D’Iberville are teaming up for a final aesthetic sweep Monday morning with a Downtown Litter Blitz.

“D’Iberville Mayor Rusty Quave and City Manager Clay Jones kindly invited us to join them in a final sweep of our downtown areas before the bulk of the cruisers arrive,” explained Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich. “This final touchup complements the outstanding work our crews have been accomplishing along with County crews and MDOT to make sure we’re all dressed up for our visitors.”

Jones noted that D’Iberville regularly involves City Hall staff in litter patrols several times a year. “We’ve talked with Biloxi about a coordinated effort on litter to help raise awareness and this is a great opportunity to bring more focus with the cruisers filling our city streets,” Jones added.

Gilich will lead a contingent of fellow volunteers from Main Street Biloxi and local chambers of commerce at 8:30 Monday morning, starting from the Biloxi Visitors Center. At the same kickoff time, Quave and Jones will join D’Iberville staffers in the area behind City Hall for a brief safety talk before beginning the downtown sweep.

Both cities encourage interested citizens and businesses to join the effort, either as members of the city’s litter blitzes or by policing areas around their own locations.

“Too many people take the attitude that litter is someone else’s responsibility,” Gilich said. “If we all do a little to help, we can accomplish a lot.”

What to be involved? It all begins Monday morning at 8:30. In Biloxi, meet at the Biloxi Visitors. In D’Iberville, meet in the area behind City Hall. Wear comfortable clothing. Bags and gloves will be provided.


News and notes: Cops and doughnuts, podcast, Senior Prom

Cops and donuts:   Police officers will be at the Dunkin’ Donuts shops on Cedar Lake Road and Pass Road  from 5 to 11 a.m. today to collect donations for the Special Olympics. As part of a Special Olympics fundraiser, the Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics Mississippi has teamed up with Dunkin’ Donut to present Cops on Donut Shops on Friday.   To see the flyer, click here.

The Voice of Ward 7: In case you missed it earlier this week, freshman Councilman Nathan Barrett has the view from Woolmarket and Eagle Point in this week’s City Desk program. To listen, click here

Senior Prom: Tickets for the 11th Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Senior Prom, set for Thursday, Nov. 9, go on sale today. The prom, open to ages 50 and older,  will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the IP Casino Resort and will include music by the Coast Big Band, a full buffet, a photo booth and the crowning of a king and queen. To read the details, click here.