Keep The Rez Beautiful is about to show off its seventh annual event, Rezway , a recycling fashion show and volunteer awards program that features the importance of keeping the Ross Barnett Reservoir a clean and fun place to be.
The recycle fashion show features a runway show in which designers and models make fashion statements. Seventy-five percent of each outfit must be made of reusable, recyclable or repurposed items. Cash prizes are awarded to winners!
Project Rezway runs from 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Craft Center in Ridgeland. Tickets are $20 for each person 13 years and up. Tickets for children from 5 to 12 are $10. Kathryn’s Steakhouse of Jackson will provide heavy hors d’ oeuvres. A crowd of approximately 250 typically attends, and the event will also feature the Rezzy Awards presented to outstanding volunteers and a silent auction.
“This is our 7th year for the event and you would not believe the commonly discarded and vintage items that can be incorporated into fashionable clothes,” said Debbie Veeder, Chairman of Keep The Rez Beautiful. “We will also be presenting the Rezzy Awards to volunteers who have given of their time to help make the Ross Barnett Reservoir a cleaner and greener environment.”
Master of ceremonies host will be Kim Allen from Miss 103. Sponsors include Kathryn’s Steakhouse, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, and Nucor Steel, Mississippi Department of Transportation, PRVWSD, Craftsmen’s Guild, and others.
Proceeds from the event help sponsor clean ups, promote educational events and landscaping opportunities for a cleaner and greener Ross Barnett Reservoir and Pearl River. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Keep the Rez Beautiful makes sure to help other groups as well.
“Recycling is one of the things we stress,” said Jeannine May, KRB Director. “ We work to reduce sediment in the water from urban construction…”We have a lot of litter—-water bottles, aluminum, plastic, paper, a lot of things that can be recycled. It’s about education…putting litter in its place. It’s about recycling what we can. Our volunteers assisted us in 2017 in immeasurable ways such as cleaning up the Reservoir Lower Spillway area and other areas that are constantly plagued by people who litter. Some will be honored at our event.”
KRB is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the Reservoir watershed and its shoreline communities and neighborhoods. KRB covers all areas of the Reservoir, Upper Pearl River including Rankin and Madison counties and is staffed by solely by volunteers. For more information on volunteering, attending or entering the Rezway fashion show, email KRB at email@example.com, visit www.keeptherezbeautiful.org, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com;TreasuretheRez, on Instagram, or find us on our Keep the Rez Beautiful fan page on Facebook.