Volunteers to pitch in as community service

Posted: Monday, June 04, 2001

A cadre of volunteers from BP and area contractors will spend Wednesday working on a produce garden at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. The volunteers will build raised beds, put in a 50-by-50-foot soup kitchen garden and a 40-by-100-foot potato patch, as well as seed a grassy area with space for flowers and picnic tables.

BP also will contribute $5,000 in seed money. Udelhoven Oilfield Services Inc., Seeds of Alaska, Peak Oilfield Service Company, the Peninsula Clarion and First National Bank have joined in the project, in addition to others in the community.

The community service project is a part of the BP Classic, a four-day event that attracts BP employees and retirees from all over the world.

The BP Classic, which began as a small competition between two employee groups in 1985, has grown into a major event that combines friendly sports competition with community service and charitable fund-raising.

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank garden is one of four community service projects that volunteers will help with Wednesday. The others are in Anchorage, Eagle River and Fairbanks.

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