Spring community clean up days have been around for many years, but this year a new program sponsored by Unocal Alaska and hosted by both the Kenai and Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's brings new incentives to the springtime ritual. Saturday, May 19th will be the first annual Unocal Alaska Community Clean up Day. Both Chambers are encouraging youth groups and adult organizations to register teams to win cash prizes totaling $1,200 for those who pick up the most trash in designated zones. The first place team in each community will receive $300, second $200, and third $100. According to Amy Anderson, executive director at the Kenai Chamber, and Justine Polzin, director for the Soldotna Chamber, each team will be assigned to a designated zone, and at the end of the day Peninsula Sanitation, who is donating their trucks all day to do the pick up, will weigh in the results. All participants will be hosted to a barbecue at both Chamber locations.
"We're always looking for ways to give back to the communities that we do business in," said Roxanne Sinz, Public Affairs manager for Unocal Alaska, presenting the Soldotna and Kenai Chamber of Commerce's a check for $12,000 to fund the new spring clean up campaign. "This is another real fun project for us to work on, and we hope it's the first of many years to come," added Sinz. Robert Peterkin, Kenai Chamber President encourages everyone to sign up early at the Kenai and Soldotna Chamber offices, as the zones will be allocated on first come first served basis.
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