Teams and individuals brought in 950 bags of trash to the Chamber of Commerce Saturday concluding another annual clean-up day to eliminate some of the debris that collects over winter. Youth brought in 109, adults 157, groups 400, families 87. Recycling netted 197 bags. This year’s efforts topped 2007 by 83 bags.
Prizes were awarded to the three top collectors in each category and an additional 16 people won prizes from fluorescent coupons hidden in “garbage hotspots.”
Any young person who brought in a bag of trash was eligible to win one of the four youth bikes, donated by the Kachemak Bay Lions Club, which also cooked a hearty lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers for participants. Pepsi, Fat Olives and Save-U-More donated food for the volunteers.
Other sponsors include Alaska Waste, Homer Landfill, Kachemak Bay Lions, Kachemak Bay Rotary and Downtown Rotary, Kenai Peninsula Borough, and Loopy Lupine Recycling. Numerous other businesses and organizations contributed prizes and money.
• 1st: James Pyatt, 32 bags
• 2nd: Sean Crosby, 21 bags
• 3rd: Tyler Day, 10 bags
• 1st: Shirley Fedora, 121 bags
• 2nd: Carma (Local Animal Shelter) 25 bags
• 3rd: Nell Gustafson, 4 bags
• 1st: Shirley Fedora, 55 bags
• 2nd: Boy Scout Troop 555, 53 bags
• 3rd: South Peninsula Hospital, 19 bags
• 1st: Boy Scouts Troop 555, 175 bags
• 2nd: Cub Scouts Pack 555, 113 bags
• 3rd: South Peninsula Hospital, 29 bags
• 1st: McShane Family, 24 bags
• 2nd: Wise Family, 11 bags
• 3rd: Wesley & Sharon Henry, 6 bags
Trash was collected from around the Homer area including trails, beaches, empty lots, and along the highway. In addition to the normal trash collected, additional items brought in included tires, metal frames, an old smoker and a couch.
The Chamber of Commerce also thanks all the businesses who donated money and prizes to make this event happen: AK USA Federal Credit Union, Alderfer Group, Alyeska Tire, Beluga Lake Lodge, Captain’s Coffee, Center for AK Coastal Studies, Coastal Realty, Dedies Hair Care, Fat Olives, First National Bank of AK, Franco & Caroline Venuti, Fresh Sourdough Express, Fritz Creek General Store, Homer Run Oil, Homer Book Store, Homer Brewing, Homer Inn & Spa, Homer Jeans, Homer News, Homer Real Estate, Homer Theater, Homer Tribune, Icicle Seafoods, Kachemak Gear Shed, KBBI, Kenai Physical Therapy, K-Bay Coffee, Lands End, Latitude 59, McDonald’s, Mermaid Café , Moore & Moore Services, Northwind Home Collections, Pepsi, Pudgy’s, Safeway, Save U More, Scruggs Automotive, Sea Nymph Charters, Solstice Music, Spenard Builders Supply, Story Real Estate, Sundog Consultants , Tech Connect, Ulmers, Wells Fargo.
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