What a difference a day makes

Published on Thu, Nov 1, 2001
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What a difference a day makes

“It was a smash success,” said Blaine city clerk Shirley Thorsteinson of this weekend’s Make a Difference Day in Blaine. Over 70 people pitched in on Saturday, from cleaning up public areas to helping a neighbor.

“Only four or five things on our list didn’t get done but every big thing we wanted got finished,” said Thorsteinson, who maintained a list of projects for the day at city hall. City council members and staffers cleaned up Lester Park and knocked down weeds on Peace Portal Drive, a team from Blaine Police repainted furniture for the local head start program and a garage sale at the senior center raised $400 to fuel the Blaine Extreme Sports Club’s dream of a skatepark behind the library.

“If you look around, you can see the difference,” Thorsteinson said. The first citywide Make a Difference Day won’t be the last, she added, and organizers hope for a bigger and better blitz next year.


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