Nikiski much cleaner, thanks to those who gathered garbage

Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2004

The Nikiski Community Council would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for donations of money, food, goods and services that made the annual Nikiski community cleanup effort a success and memorable event.

This event took place May 8 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. We gave away prizes and awards to individuals and groups who participated.

A continuing and very special thank goes to Peninsula Sanitation/Waste Management for removing all the trash after it was picked up.

Without corporate sponsor, ConocoPhillips, we would not have had such a special day. The company contributed not only money but also cleanup supplies. It had employees put up safety signs along the fog-enshrouded highway even though the company was in the midst of a turnaround.

Thank you, Nikiski Chamber of Commerce, Udelhoven, G&G Machine Shop, Nikiski Building Supply, M&M Market, Vincent's Auto & 4x4 Repair, Alaska Motor and Generator, Peninsula Transmission and 4x4, L&J Enterprises Excavating, Kachemak Electric, Steve's Chevron, Pollard Wireline, North Kenai Community Club, Nikiski Fire Department, Tree House Restaurant, Nikiski Hair and Nail Supplies, Expressions Hair Salon, Keith Raham dba Welding Services, Ship and Shore Equipment, Greg's Tire, Spruce Works Company, Ohana's Restaurant, Delar's and R&K Industrial.

We appreciate all of the efforts of those who worked on the committee and organized the cleanup. We also want to thank the more than 200 people who turned out to collect the trash. What a wonderful community that will turn out for an event such as this. The thank-you barbecue was hosted by the Cook Inlet Lions.

Cash prizes were given for the most garbage collected by group: $500 was awarded the Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling Club, $300 went to Kenai Peninsula Grace Community Care Center, $200 was awarded to Club Scout Pack 152 and the $100 prize went to Inlet Faith Assembly of God. Drawing prizes presented to individuals included bicycles, toys, gift certificates and much, much more.

We also know that there were many in the community who collected trash before the event and who continue to collect it afterward. We applaud those efforts.

This was an effort by many to make our community a clean and beautiful community. We would also like to remind everyone to tie down your loads when hauling trash.

Sherry Heath, Treasurer, Nikiski Community Council

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