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BGCCM and King Edward/Hilton Garden Inn Partner to Create Club Organix

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In keeping with the Southern tradition of planting on Good Friday, children of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi Capitol Unit and Chef Nick Wallace of King Edward/Hilton Garden Inn begin planting the Club Organix garden!

 

Club Organix, a partnership between BGCCM and the King Edward/Hilton Garden Inn, two long-standing landmarks in the city of Jackson," explains Billy Redd, Pres./CEO of the BGCCM, "are partnering to create this organic garden in line with BGCCM healthy lifestyles initiatives - teaching kids to exercise and eat right. Now, we're taking an athletic field behind our Club on Capitol Street where our kids are already getting their exercise and we're adding an organic garden. King Edward/Hilton Garden Inn Chef Nick Wallace, one of the top chefs in Mississippi, will be teaching them how to grow, cook and eat healthful food!"

 

"I want to show the kids that you don't have to go and get canned food full of sodium," says Chef Wallace. "Club Organix is really pushing for a healthier lifestyle. We want to set a high standard here in Mississippi that a lot of people are going to want to follow. My passion is to develop younger chefs to discover their own talents in the same way I was taught."

 

WHEN:   Friday, April 29, 11:00 am - Meet and greet during a hotdog lunch

                  12 noon - Planting begins!

 

WHERE: Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi

                   1450 West Capitol Street

                   Jackson, Miss.

                   The garden is behind the building near the tennis courts.

 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi was founded in 1936 and oversees four facilities in Central Mississippi with three clubs in Jackson, one club in Canton and a youth camp in Hazlehurst. Annually, more than 2,200 youth attend the clubs and spend about 750,000 hours participating in programs focused on 5 Core Areas of Youth Development: Character and Leadership, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness, and Recreation.

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi

1450 West Capitol Street
P.O. Box 3194
Jackson, Mississippi 39207
601-969-7088
www.bgccm.org

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