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HOWL kids cleaning up Homer

Posted: March 26, 2014 - 3:37pm

We had a semi-blizzard in Homer March 12, and I looked out my window and saw four kids in my ditch on Kachemak Drive. They looked to be on a mission, and I became curious due to the nasty weather.  

Then I noticed the trash bags and trash grabbers and became more curious. We have been doing some construction and knew we had some extra debris to pick up and dispose of in the spring. These kids dove into the ditch and even I was surprised with what they dug out and hauled away. 

I quickly grabbed $20 and ran out hoping to catch these ditch diving hoodlums before they moved on. I caught them and said “Here’s $20 to buy the crew a treat when you’re done.” I then thanked them and asked who they were with. They Howled loudly with pride “We are with HOWL ALASKA.”

Awesome kids. I encourage everyone to do the same as I did, if you see kids digging trash out of your ditches support them, ask who they are with and thank them. Thanks to the HOWL kids for making Homer a nicer place to live.

Patrick Quinn

 

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