Get involved! Clean-up Biloxi campaign picking up steam

Biloxi’s role in the Great American Clean Up is picking up steam as the movement heads into its home stretch on Saturday.

“We just had two more groups sign up this afternoon,” said Downtown Service Manager Kay Miller.  “Today staff from Back Bay Mission helped clean up Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and the Biloxi Housing Authority staff helped clean Benachi Avenue.”

Nearly a dozen organizations have already signed up to participate in the Great American Clean Up Biloxi campaign, an annual effort where individuals, families, businesses, organizations, and church and civic groups are asked to set aside time this week to pick up litter and spruce up the community. 

The official designation ends Saturday with an organized cleanup for individuals and groups. Those interested can pick up free trash bags and gloves from 8 a.m. to noon at the Point Cadet Plaza, 121 Cadet St.

Trash bags and gloves are also available through Friday at 5 p.m. at the Bond Grant House on Howard Avenue. 
See the participation form
See images from today’s clean-up efforts
Video: Your invitation from Mayor Gilich


News and notes

Memory lane: Retiring Biloxi Police Sgt. Jackie Rhodes guests on this week’s City Desk podcast, which was recorded this morning at City Hall.  Hear the latest on city initiatives and Rhodes’s discussion of his 23 years patrolling the streets of Biloxi.  To listen, click here

Wooden boat show returns:  The annual Billy Creel Memorial Gulf Coast Wooden and Classic Boat Show returns to the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum on May 20 and 21.  To see more about the event and to visit the museum’s website, click here