North Beach Clean-Up Day
& Community Burn

May 19th, 2001
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They had the fire started not long after sunrise.

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Even the littlest islanders helped clean up the beach.

Volunteers brought brush down for those who couldn't.

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At one point, we had five trucks waiting to unload - a traffic jam at North Beach!

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The neat loading technique...

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and the not-so-neat loading technique.

Suzie keeping the pile tidy. Nick used his backhoe to keep the fire the right size.

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We lost count after more than 40 truckloads
full of brush!

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Gary tuned in the Mariners game so the volunteers wouldn't
miss it.

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With one community fire, we eliminated the need for dozens of small fires...smart idea!

The Boosters baked
a turkey for
fresh deli sandwiches with all the fixins'.

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There was also chili, chips, carrot cake, tons of cookies, coffee & lemonade.

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Always working - Mary Turpin tended the fire so others could eat lunch.

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Check out Kathy's three-marshmallow fork!

Some of the crew getting ready to add the last wreath to the fire.

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A heck of a pile of ashes! Volunteers monitored the coals
into the night.

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Thanks to the folks who made it possible:
Mario Miller from Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Chief Gary Franz from Fire District #16
Asst. Chief Eric Nelsen from Fire District #16

Many thanks to all those who volunteered and participated:
V-CART Chair: Gary Petersen and
Emergency Preparedness Chair: Ken Freeman,
Dave Clauson, Dennis Crowley, Kathy Duester,
John Farris, Kathy Fennell, Marie Golden,
Don Greinke, Judy Greinke, Eric Hill, Leon Hill,
Maureen Hill, Nick Huff & his backhoe,
Billy Hutchison, Bill Jones, Bronson Jones,
Claudia Jones, Julia Jones, Tim Jones,
Micki Krebs, Eric Miliam, Al Moren,
Heather Pinkley, Robert Pinkley, Donnie Surratt,
Suzie Surratt and Mary Turpin

Very special thanks to the Boosters who fed the volunteers:
Barbara Huff & her crew:
Carole Crowley, Judy Greinke, Claudia Jones,
Dorothy Lind, Linda Moren, Heather Pinkley and Mary Turpin
Thanks to Wilma Swor who donated the turkey for the deli sandwiches!

Last, but not least, thanks to Marie Golden for the great photos.



We don't usually leave out names,
but we had so many helpers, I know I missed some!
If you saw someone there who isn't listed,
please email me and I'll add the names.




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