Great Neshoba Cleanup event coming in April
Kevin Baysinger has finally seen enough trash along Neshoba County roadways and is doing something about it by organizing the Great Neshoba Cleanup every Saturday in April.
He’s encouraging churches, civic organizations, volunteer fire departments, political organizations, political candidates, individuals, and all Neshoba County residents to participate.
“Working together we can make Neshoba County a better place to see and live!” he wrote in a Facebook post about the initiative.
“I travel the state, and seeing the trash on the roads in Neshoba County gave me the inspiration to start this clean up campaign,” said Baysinger. “I’ve lived in Neshoba all my life and I love it. I want everyone to make the county beautiful and make it a safe, clean place for all citizens.”
Baysinger recently presented the clean up campaign idea to the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors and he said they all agreed the campaign was a great idea.
“I met with the board, and they all agreed to get it done,” Baysinger said. “They are a great group of guys to work with, and they said they would be there with their trucks on clean up days and help take the garbage bags to our designated drop-off locations.”
The Great Neshoba Clean Up begins on Saturday, April 1 at 8 a.m. and will take place on each Saturday in April.
“This event is all around Neshoba,” he said. “It’s not just for highways, it's for all roadsides. That includes county roads, city streets, and more. We’re focusing on these Saturdays, but people are allowed and encouraged to go out and pick up trash on any day they choose.”
Baysinger said the main meetup locations are still being determined for April 1, but the Dixon Volunteer Fire Department, located on Highway 21 South, has been chosen as the April 8 location to meet.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is assisting by providing garbage bags and gloves to volunteers.
“I want to make Neshoba County better and a prettier place when you drive through it,” Baysinger said. “I’ve lived in Neshoba County all my life and I want someone to ride through there and say they didn’t see any garbage. That will be a great thing.”
“I want to thank the Board of Supervisors and MDOT for their help with this campaign,” he said. “I appreciate everyone who is going to volunteer and I hope to see you all out there.”
For more information about The Great Neshoba Clean Up, contact Baysinger at (601) 416-5587.