Blaineresidents pitch in to clean city

Published on Thu, May 13, 2004
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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 concrete.
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.