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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Volunteers aid in effort to keep downtown looking good


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Parks and Recreation Board Chairwoman Jeanie Arnold and her daughter Hailey Gablehouse pull weeds from the garden bed at the corner of Front Street and Campbell Drive. The bed is one of 14 along Front Street and Case Avenue that volunteers spruced up during last Saturday's community effort.

Volunteers cleaned up 14 garden beds along Front Street, from the Stikine Inn down to Rayme's Bar, last Saturday to keep downtown looking nicer for tourists and residents alike.

The annual cleanup came about after the beds needed more maintenance, as bushes had become overgrown and caused line-of-sight problems for motorists, said Parks and Recreation Director Kate Thomas.

"Over 550 hours of labor went into (cleaning) them last year," Thomas said. "That's not the cumulative season, it was just to get them to maintenance levels."

Last year's hours included the labor of volunteers and Parks...

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