Cooper Landing cleaner because of volunteers

Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2005

What weighs 25,560 pounds? Five hundred sixty-eight bags of trash that the Cooper Landing Sexy Senior Dumpster cleaners picked up this year.

Volunteers donated 3,527 hours picking up litter along the highways, at pullouts and around the solid waste transfer sites in the communities of Cooper Landing, Moose Pass and Hope. We had to take several vehicles and the senior bus to transport all the volunteers to the various areas for cleanup which racked up 12,565 miles. We participated in Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR) litter patrols, Adopt A Highway Program and we secured the gates at the Cooper Landing transfer site throughout the summer — besides our regular Monday Dumpster cleaning days.

Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting these efforts: Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling; British Petroleum, ConocoPhillips; Cooper Landing Senior Citizens Corporation Inc.; Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department; and Unocal Alaska.

Thank you to the gatekeepers who spent an estimated 1,224 hours and traveled about 3,060 miles to do their job: Anne Engbers, Jacque Greenman, Marge VanKooten, Gene Craig, Dean Birmley, Martha Brewer, John and Fay Corbey, Chuck and Gerry Young, Jack and Carla Britton, Richard and Paula Iverson, Nick LeMeiux, Kay Windous, Duane and Mayme Ohnemus, Tom Knock and Joe DeMattia.

Thank you to the Adopt A Highway crew that cleaned 83 bags or 3,735 pounds of trash. They cleaned Miles 41, 42, 43 and 44 of the Sterling Highway, traveling 160 miles cleaning up trash: Mayme, Jan, Jane, Gene, Kay, May, Al, Nick, John, Fay, Jim, Pinkie, Chris, Irene, Don and Jo Cox.

Mayme Ohnemus

Cooper Landing

Raffle winners get prize,

give appreciation

We want to thank KDLL (91.9 FM) for the opportunity of winning the beautiful storage shed that was provided by Dave Dempster Woodworks in the raffle fund-raiser last June.

What a wonderful surprise on Father's Day to find out that we had purchased the winning raffle ticket for the grand prize! And thank you Vickie Tinker, for selling us the winning ticket! Dave Dempster and crew delivered the shed to our house and did a wonderful job setting it up. We very much appreciated the kindness an opportunity in dealing with them.

Again, thank you KDLL and Dave Dempster Woodworks for this great gift.

Tim and Kathy Howard, Soldotna

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