Cleanup effort has Homer shining

We are so proud to be part of a community that showed its spirit on Cleanup Day Saturday, May 3. It was a phenomenal success. The community brought in a whopping 1,009 bags of trash year. Seventeen percent were recyclable materials. It was great to see the number of people, adults and especially kids who were out picking up trash at various locations around town. 

As with every year, we received generous donations from local businesses and individuals who wanted to show their appreciation for those out cleaning up. Those donors include event sponsor AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union,  Homer’s Jeans,  Spenard Builders Supply, Mike Barth State Farm Insurance, McDonalds of Homer, Barb’s Video, Homer Bookstore, Homer/Kachemak Bay Rotary, Tech Connect, Fat Olives, Icicle Seafoods, Sundog Consultants, Fresh Sourdough Express, Cosmic Kitchen, The Grog Shop, Dibble Creek Rock and Alaska Waste. If you see any of these people be sure to give them a big thank-you.

Hot dogs were provided by Kachemak Bay Lions, who also generously donated four bikes for kids participating in Cleanup Day. Kachemak Bay Rotary volunteers manned the trash bins and volunteer Dale Banks of Loopy Lupine Distribution organized the recycling operation with his volunteers. Kenai Peninsula Borough, Homer Landfill and Moore & Moore Services donated trash bins, recycling containers and delivery of both. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska collected hundreds of pounds of clothing for their annual drive. 

Again we would like to say a big thank-you to everyone who was involved in making this year’s Cleanup Day a continuing success. 

Jim Lavrakas for the

Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center board and staff