Zinnia Fields Forever – Keep Ridgeland Beautiful represented the City on the national stage, winning the 2018 Keep America Beautiful Innovative Partnership Award for “Zinnia Fields Forever”, a project undertaken by the City of Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce, Keep Ridgeland Beautiful and the City of Ridgeland Public Works Department.  The show-stopping zinnia fields beautified Highway 51, School Street and the Ridgeland Library’s greenspace.  Accepting the First Place in Mississippi Beautification Award for Zinnia Fields Forever, presented by Keep Mississippi Beautiful, are, from left, 2018 Ridgeland Chamber President Karen McKie, Green Oak Florist & Garden Center; Linda Bynum, Ridgeland Chamber Executive Director; Jane McGee and Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee.
Zinnia Fields Forever – Keep Ridgeland Beautiful represented the City on the national stage, winning the 2018 Keep America Beautiful Innovative Partnership Award for “Zinnia Fields Forever”, a project undertaken by the City of Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce, Keep Ridgeland Beautiful and the City of Ridgeland Public Works Department. The show-stopping zinnia fields beautified Highway 51, School Street and the Ridgeland Library’s greenspace. Accepting the First Place in Mississippi Beautification Award for Zinnia Fields Forever, presented by Keep Mississippi Beautiful, are, from left, 2018 Ridgeland Chamber President Karen McKie, Green Oak Florist & Garden Center; Linda Bynum, Ridgeland Chamber Executive Director; Jane McGee and Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee.
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 of Green Oak Florist & Garden Center and 2018 Ridgeland Chamber President and Ridgeland Chamber Executive Director Linda Bynum teamed up with Keep Ridgeland Beautiful volunteers to create the show-stopping zinnia fields beautifying Highway 51, School Street and the Ridgeland Library’s greenspace.  

“By working together again this year, we will replant zinnia seeds to ensure that ‘zinnia fields forever’ brighten the summer days of our citizens and visitors alike,” Bynum said.

“Our project, conceived and envisioned by Karen McKie, brought so much joy to our community,” Bynum added.  “We received daily calls and e-mails asking about the beautiful flowers.  It is our hope that Zinnia Fields Forever will inspire our residents to beautify their own yards and gardens and take pride in our beautiful City ensuring that our community is welcoming and inviting to all who live here and visit.”

Keep Ridgeland Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep Mississippi Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful.