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Students spruce up cemetery

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South Tahoe Middle School Club Live members Austin Costanza and Kari Bennett carry a bag of pine needles during Make A Difference Day.

South Tahoe Middle School Club Live recently participated in the annual Make A Difference Day national day of service by cleaning the Old Al Tahoe Pioneer Cemetery in the 700 block of Alameda Street. More than 40 club members and 15 adults worked to cleanup the historic site.

Several clean-up projects were completed during the service project. Club members raked pine needles, picked up pinecones and disposed of more than 200 bags of debris. Flowers were planted along the fence and near the grave markers, and tombstones were cleaned.

One other project the group completed was replacing a 30-foot section of fence that had recently collapsed. Adult volunteer Roger Miller worked with a group of club members to replace the fence.

Many people and businesses donated to the success of the projects including Jamba Juice, Royal Valhalla Motor Lodge, Tahoe Refuse Co., Meeks Building Supply, Ace Hardware and the Sweeney and Miller families.

This was the second time Club Live had worked on the site. During the 2001 Make A Difference Day the club also cleared debris and replaced portions of the fence. Club Live has participated in the annual service day for eight consecutive years. Make A Difference Day is sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation and by USA Weekend. Club Live promotes a healthy lifestyle free of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

For more information about the club contact Larry Lambdin, advisor, at (530) 541-6404, ext. 219.

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