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Mississippi Power volunteers deck the halls for local museum

Mississippi Power volunteers from the East Mississippi Community Connection chapter decorated the Mississippi Children's Museum in Meridian ahead of the winter holidays.

Approximately 25 employee volunteers from Meridian and Plant Ratcliffe helped install a nearly 20-foot Christmas tree and its lights, hang bright snowflakes from the ceiling, place Christmas lights on the interior and exterior of the building and complete other miscellaneous tasks to beautify the museum.

“Assisting the Mississippi Children’s Museum with their Christmas setup is one of our favorite volunteer events of the year,” said East Mississippi Community Connection President Jason Strawbridge. “Through our volunteer effort, we were able to help beautify the museum with Christmas spirit, which ultimately enhances the experience for children of all ages in our area.”

Mississippi Children’s Museum-Meridian’s Executive Director Barbara Zeller said the work needed to get the museum in the Christmas spirit would not have been possible without the extensive help from Mississippi Power’s Community Connection volunteers.

“Mississippi Power has always been such an amazing partner for the Mississippi Children's Museum- Meridian," said Zeller. “Helping us many times over our two-and-a-half years in operation, their support is truly invaluable. We wouldn't be ready for the holidays without Mississippi Power.”

The Mississippi Power Foundation is recognized as one of the museum’s founders, and the company continues to support through annual donations. 

Employee volunteers have participated in this winter holiday project annually since the museum’s inception in 2021.

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