Beautification award

The Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce and Keep Ridgeland Beautiful received the 2018 Keep America Beautiful Innovative Partnership Award for Zinnia Fields Forever – a partnership between the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce, Keep Ridgeland Beautiful and the City of Ridgeland Public Works Department. Zinnia Fields Forever also received Keep Mississippi Beautiful’s First Place Beautification Award. The national awards program (Keep America Beautiful) recognizes the best of the best among their network of community-based affiliates, leading corporate partners and individual volunteers across the country who have committed to creating more beautiful communities. Karen McKie 2018 Ridgeland Chamber President and Ridgeland Chamber Executive Director Linda Bynum teamed up with Keep Ridgeland Beautiful volunteers to create the zinnia fields beautifying Highway 51, School Street and the Ridgeland Library’s greenspace. Accepting the award were  (from left) McKie, Bynum, Jane McGee and Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee.

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Cathy Haynie, head of school at Christ Covenant School, is serving JAAIS (Jackson Area Association of Independent Schools) as president this year.