Fishing for Trash

FISHING FOR TRASH – RIVER CLEANUP

Like having fun? Like enjoying fresh air and supporting the beauty of our river system while playing on the water and working safely to help remove unsightly clutter? Then set your calendar and join the 14th Annual Fishing for Trash event. The event will be held on March 14 at the Indian Point RV Resort in Gautier located just off of Gautier-Vancleave Road. The focus of the event is to clean up the Pascagoula River while having a fun time in the community.

Registration begins at 7 a.m., bring your own boat or hitch a ride with others. Participants receive a free T-shirt for helping clean up the river. As always “Safety First,” so there will be a 30-minute safety meeting at 8 a.m. Then the work (or fun) begins. Boaters will be out grappling and roping trash until noon.

So make sure, in addition to the required boating gear (life vests, etc.), you equip your team with gloves, grabbers, trash bags, and anything else you might take for a ride on the river.

And bring a lawn chair(s). The real fun begins at 11 a.m. with live music by Jamie Hyatt, followed by the Sammy Six & Neko at 1 p.m. and Eli Seals Band at 3 pm.

The organizers are purchasing 100 pounds of crawfish and will be serving them for FREE while they last.

This is a family-friendly event and there will be activities for the kids such as the petting zoo and train rides. Other activities include arts and craft vendors with Native American crafts. Enter the raffle for prizes, eat and listen to music what better way to spend the day!

So mark your calendar and be ready to support – and enjoy – this wonderful opportunity to mix work and pleasure while helping clean our waterway and enjoy a great day of community fun at the same time!

For more information, call 228-369-4459.

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Written by Brenda Lewis

Brenda Lewis is a native of Jackson County. She has attended the University of Southern Mississippi on numerous occasions, earning a BS in Architectural Technology, advanced studies in Accounting and now on a mission to finalize her Masters of Business Administration.
Brenda is an avid fisherwoman, owns her own boat, baits her own hook, cleans her own fish and cooks them. But sorry guys, she has a loving husband, daughter and 4 grandchildren. When unable to fish her spare time is spent in the greenhouse and garden, supplying fresh edibles for the family and cultivating local species and rarities.
In 2007 her team was awarded the 2007 Golden Eagle Challenge from the University of Southern Mississippi. The challenge was to create the best business plan and presentation of a viable technological business. In 2015 she was certified as a TapRoot Cause Analyst, a system used to improve performance, fixing small problems to avoid major incidents.
Having worked in a small family business since childhood she was exposed to entrepreneurship. That experience led her to her own business, tax preparation, where she served her loyal clients for 10 years. During that time, she earned the Enrolled Agent certification with the IRS, and insurance and security licenses, offering additional services to her clients.
Her employment has been in private business, government, contract and corporate settings. Mostly in management, her tasks included a variety of administrative, safety, Quality control and human resources.
“The reason I want to write for OurMsHome is I have experienced the advancements in Jackson County first hand over the past 50 years, and I feel that the county has made enormous progress. We need to ‘toot our horn’ and let the world know about our rich history and abundant natural resources.”

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