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 The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) and Springboard Opportunities collaborated on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 3:00 pm to host the “Easter Cotton Candy,” a community outreach event at Commonwealth Village Apartments in Jackson, MS near Hawkins Field Airport.

Nearly 100 buckets of cotton candy and five-pack face masks were distributed to resident children and youth in celebration of the Easter holiday.

“This is that time of the year when we should think of more than ourselves,” said JMAA Board Commissioner LTC(R) Lucius Wright. “It should come from the heart and our heart at this time is with these kids.”

Thanks to the Springboard Opportunities organization for continuing to support JMAA’s community outreach efforts.

For more information on this event or JMAA’s community outreach program, please contact Machelle Kyles, JMAA Community Outreach Coordinator at mkyles@jmaa.com.





The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) operates two airports: Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) and Hawkins Field Airport (HKS). JAN is the busiest airport in Mississippi, situated in the Central part of the state and serving the Capital region of Jackson with over 3,000 acres of property. JAN has service to several of the world’s busiest global hubs and is home to the Mississippi Air National Guard 172nd Airlift Wing. HKS is a general aviation airport and is home to the Mississippi Army National Guard 185th Aviation Brigade. The Authority provides service to over 1 million passengers per year.