Pecan Park Clean-Up Day & So Much More

2015 GAC Pecan Park NA   v2

Keep Jackson Beautiful invites all Jacksonians to join this national clean-up event on Saturday, April 18th. Pecan Park will be cleaning up litter, painting, planting flowers, edging curbs, cleaning gutters, and trimming trees.

Volunteer registration begins at 7:30 am at 1004 Alta Vista & Central Blvd.

A city of Jackson roll-off dumpster will be located on the corner of Central and Alta Vista, so you can bring any large limbs and debris to the dumpster.

For more information contact Alyce Clarke at 601-354-5453, Fran Bridges at 601-454-6349, Annie Course at 601-573-8072, or Vernon Hartley at 601-566-9797.

This event qualifies for student community service hours.

Other activities for the weekend include

The JSU Recreation Complex is proud to host its 9th annual Sweetness “Fight Against Obesity” 5K Run/Walk and One Mile Fun Run on Saturday, April 18th. The purpose of this event is to increase obesity awareness in Mississippi and to promote physical activity in the community. The event is slated to take place on the main campus of Jackson State University where the 5K Run/Walk and One mile Fun Run ending at the Walter Payton Center.

Registration begins at 6:00 am and the race starts at 8:00 am. There will be a health fair at the Walter Payton Center from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The 4th Annual Trace Ride

trace ride

Super Neighborhoods Workshop

The City of Jackson will hold a Super Neighborhoods Workshop, inviting members of neighborhood associations, community groups, churches and local businesses to the rollout of Mayor Yarber’s new initiative to strengthen the city’s communities.

The workshop is on Saturday, April 18th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Jackson Police Academy located at 3000 St. Charles Street.

A super neighborhood is a geographically designated area where residents, civic organizations, institutions and businesses work together to identify, plan and set priorities to address the needs and the concerns of their communities.

“The whole point of a Super Neighborhood is to build capacity within communities, focusing on education, safety and community improvement,” said Mayor Tony T. Yarber.

The initiative is based on models in Houston and other cities. The super neighborhood elects a council comprised of area residents and stakeholders. The council identifies and implements priority projects for the area.

Workshop participants will receive instructions on how to create a Super Neighborhood and be shown the neighborhoods’ boundaries.

For more information contact Keyshia Sanders at 601.960.1084 or 601.906.8572 or by email at

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