City staff, volunteers turn out for Blaine Beautification Day

Published on Fri, Jun 22, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Volunteers and city of Blaine staff got their hands dirty Friday, June 22, during Blaine’s annual Beautification Day.

Trimming landscaping, mowing grass and repainting signs were just a few of the jobs crews under took throughout the day on June 22. The efforts were in preparation for Blaine’s Old Fashion Fourth of July celebration.
 
This year’s Blaine beautification day was the second year the day was held just before July 4, Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic said. More than 40 volunteers showed up, including a group of preschool students and children from the boys and girls club.

“I think this is a program that’s really catching on,” Tomsic said.

Blaine community development director Michael Jones said many of the projects had needed done for years and will not need work for several years. These efforts included cutting back trees near the intersection of Peace Portal Drive and F Street, just east of the Blaine train depot.

“Some of these things will last for a long time,” Jones said.