Story last updated at 12:44 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2002

Saturday is Clean-Up Day
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  Photo by Joel Gay, Homer News
Colby Albright, of Dutch Boy Landscaping, pushes sand off the driveway at Alaska Wildberry Products recently as part of the gift sohp's annual spring cleaning.  
Homer and Anchor Point should look quiet a bit cleaner next week and individuals and nonprofit groups will be a bit richer after the annual Clean-Up Day activities on Saturday.

In Homer, more than $400 in cash prizes are offered to the individuals and groups that deliver the most bags of trash to the Homer Chamber of Commerce parking lot by 3 p.m. Bags are available at the chamber, fire hall, Homer High School and City Hall.

The top individual and top group will get $100 cash each, as will a new beach clean-up category sponsored by GCI. Second and third place prizes in the individual and group categories are worth $50 and $25, respectively, and all children who enter trash will get a free prize from Wells Fargo Alaska or First National Bank Alaska. Refreshments will be served by Pepsi Cola Bottling.

The clean-up is sponsored by the chamber, Kachemak Bay Rotary Club, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Kachemak Bay Lions Club and Peninsula Sanitation.

In Anchor Point, the chamber of commerce is sponsoring a similar clean-up that starts at 10 a.m. Bags can be picked up at the Visitors Center, where participants can get hot drinks and cookies. A first prize of $50 is offered by GCI. Second- and third-place prizes will be announced later.