The Zoo Area Progressive Partnership (ZAPP) organized a clean up day for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 18th. They had over 80 volunteers help clean up litter on Capitol Street and started an outdoor gallery on a vacant lot across the street from the zoo. This art work was done to help beautify the entry ways into the Jackson Zoo. ZAPP was able to purchase plywood boards and several gallons of paint and volunteers painted geometric shapes on the boards. Then they were able to hang the boards on to the existing chain link fence.
This project is phase one of the transformation. ZAPP hopes that in the future they will be able to work with schools in the West Jackson community to add on to the outdoor art gallery and be able to incorporate Zoo animals in the display.
ZAPP was founded in 1995 and their main purpose is to improve the appearance of the main corridor to the Jackson Zoo. Mrs. Marcia Reed is president and they meet every 2nd Tuesday at Noon at the Jackson Zoo.
For more information or to become involved with ZAPP, please call 601-260-2632 or email Mrs. Reed at Marcia.firstname.lastname@example.org.