Blaine residents pitch in to clean city
When it was time for Blaine to clean up its act, locals
pitched in to help beautify the city. By all accounts,
the 12th Annual Blaine Clean Up was a resounding success.
According to Blaine city manager, Gary Tomsic, an estimated
100 vehicles dumped trash, bringing in $1,036. At the same
time, the boys and girls club not only cleaned Salish and
Kilmer parks, they walked up and down the streets of Blaine
picking up litter. Volunteers and members of city council
planted 42 trees along 6th Street while a volunteer construction
crew worked on the skate park, getting it ready to pour
Tomsic pointed out there were a lot of new faces at the events, showing public spirit is alive in well in Blaine.
Blaine city clerk Shirley Thorsteinson – who was recently awarded with the city’s 2003 Service Award marking 25 years working for the city of Blaine, organized the event.