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April 30, 2014

Keep Milledgeville-Baldwin Beautiful bringing bands to the Buff

MILLEDGEVILLE — Buffington's and Keep Milledgeville-Baldwin Beautiful (KMBB) joined to setup a day of music and entertainment this Saturday.

KMBB Executive Director Andrew Davis said the downtown Milledgeville restaurant noticed the local chapter's positive work.

From 3 p.m. until midnight May 3, Buffington's will host music, drink specials and games.

“Local bands will play throughout the afternoon, evening and into the night,” Davis said. “We will have at least three bands, probably four.”

Awareness of KMBB's organization is the main goal.

There is no cover for entry this weekend. Davis just asks that people are “generous.”

“If they want to know more about us, then that's the other reason behind this,” he said. “We are going to have KMBB members there to tell people about what we do and how donations can be used for future projects.”

Entrants to the Buff's event receive a wristband for daylong drink specials.

“We'll have some games to win prizes as well,” Davis said. “The more people we can get in there the more potential we have to raise money for Keep Milledgeville-Baldwin Beautiful.”

The KMBB chapter, with the support of the local Young Professionals, restarted as an affiliate of the nationwide program Keep America Beautiful trying to keep Milledgeville and Baldwin County spiffy through various programs, events and community activities.

After a yearlong existence, the organization forges ahead expanding its local mission.

The KMBB board recently created a change.org petition asking the City of Milledgeville to include the chapter in their proposed 2014-2015 budget.

“We haven't really met anyone who doesn't appreciate what we are trying to do or doesn't want to support it,” the KMBB director said. “Right now, people just need to know how they can support it.”

Feedback was positive. Until the organization finds out if they make the final budget this summer, Davis wants to grow the community footprint.

“In the meantime, I'm staying on top of our projects that we still have going on,” he said.

Community litter cleanups are going well with four and counting in the books. KMBB coordinates these events every second Saturday.

“We are starting to have community members contact us and ask us to organize neighborhood and community cleanups. That's certainly what we were hoping would happen,” Davis said.

For any information on volunteering, contact Davis through Facebook or by sending an email to kmbbdirector@gmail.com.

 

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