Story last updated at 2:06 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2002

Sprucing up around town
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  Photo by Sepp Jannotta, Homer News
Dan Ohlson carts away a spruce tree he rescued from the Sterling Highway site of the Marine Center. Construction crews broke ground on the project this week.  
Saturday was a busy day around Homer and Anchor Point as groups and individuals participated in annual Clean-Up Day activities. More than 100 people also "rescued" trees and plants from the site of the soon-to-be-built Marine Center in Homer.

In the Homer clean-up event, sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce, more than 500 bags of trash were filled as participants competed for $400 in cash prizes.

Cub Scouts of Den 3 emerged on top, bringing 124 bags and earned $100. The Kachemak Bay Lions Club was second in the group category with 32 bags ($50) and Era Aviation came in third with 15 bags to win $25.

Shirley Fedora was the top individual, bringing in a whopping 65 bags, worth $100. Danali Critchett was second with 22 bags ($50) and Liz Haunschild was third with 19 bags for $25.

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