BY BUCK QUAYLE
Makena Cosmic Cleanup
The Cosmic Cleanup Day sponsored by the County of Maui and the Cosmo Galactic Inner Space Patrol of Makena Beach netted three truckloads of trash last Wednesday.
Some 50 Makena area longhairs spaced themselves out between Azeka's Store in Kihei and the big beach in Makena. Several of the volunteers walked beside the three County trucks, which drove slowly along the highway, and picked up trash from the roadsides and beaches along the way.
Others combed the intervals between the vehicles carrying County-provided plastic bags, looking like lost Santa Clauses picking up after their reindeer. These bags were then picked up by the County trucks.
The six County employees with the trucks seemed to enjoy the day as they took turns driving and picking up.
The day originated as the result of a proposal by Rainbow Kelly, Makena resident for the past 15 months, and his girl friend, Patchouli. The couple presented the idea to Maui Mayor Elmer Cravalho two weeks ago.
According to the County Public Works Dept., other groups-such as the Young Buddhists Assn., the Pop Warner Football Team, and the Jimmie Greig troupe of performers-have held similiar cleanup campaigns.
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Buck Quayle at the Maui Lahaina Sun bureau circa 1970
Reporter/Photographer Buck Quayle in 1971 in Maui with the Cartagenian in the background
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