Community clean-ups freshen up Alaska's Playground

Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Spring has sprung the leaves are greening out and Alaska's playground is ready for company, thanks to the community effort spear headed by the Kenai Lions club and local Chambers of Commerce. "We've been doing this for five or six years now with the help of ConocoPhillips and the local chambers of commerce that help out with the community barbeques and the park strip in Kenai and the Soldotna Sport Center," said Terry Linebarger of the Kenai Lions Club. Michelle Glaves at the Soldotna Chamber said they gave out over 3,000 bags and considered the event another great success. Two lucky kids who helped with this year's Borough wide community clean up effort, Mariah Hernandez and Jonathon Hawkins won new bicycles that were given away at the appreciation barbeques reported Linebarger.

The Soldotna Rotary Club had their regular Adopt-a-Highway clean up during the clean-up week, "It's been just a great spring this year and it was a fine day to get our Rotary families together and we had a great turn out today. This is one of the bi-annual projects of our club and has been one we have been consistent with as we practice service above self," said club president John Pothast. To learn more about the Kenai Lions or other local lions clubs go to . To find out about community service through Rotary go to or .

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