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Vicksburg National Military Park to host in-person event to mark National Public Lands Day

The Vicksburg National Military Park announced Friday the park will host an in-person event to mark National Public Lands Day.

The park said the event, which is one where volunteers and groups are encouraged to participate in helping complete a service project in the park, will be Saturday, Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. until noon. The project will focus on cleaning the red and blue War Department tablets throughout the park, a process that was started recently by an AmeriCorps team.

But, in order to comply with social distancing guidelines put in place by the National park Service, the event can only welcome 50 volunteers.

Those volunteers will be divided into groups of 10 and then sent to different locations throughout the park. 

Those interested need to sign up online no later than Sunday, Sept. 20 at https://bit.ly/2F1txHQ. 

For additional information, email Volunteer Coordinator Taylor Hegler at taylor_hegler@nps.gov, or Community Volunteer Ambassador Walt Young at walter_young@nps.gov.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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