by Gigi Pilcher
April 22, 2004
I began to imagine garbage cans shaped like black bears......(you'd insert the trash through its mouth)........a salmon.. halibut... a froggy..... maybe some ravens. Or, shaped like a boat, a tree, or even a fisherman. Perhaps a scenic painting of Deermountain or even a collage of Ketchikan photos.
Then I thought about how other Alaskan cities have interesting artistic competitions such as Anchorage's "Salmon On Parade". Ketchikan could have a garbage can design contest....... and the winning designs could be placed around the downtown area. Businesses could sponsor their favorite artist or design. In Anchorage, the I.B.E.W. was one of the main sponsor's of the "Salmon on Parade" so maybe we could get them interested in helping to beautify our area with creative designs for trash cans around the city.
Our summer visitors could be given a map of where the different cans are at (like with the Salmon on Parade). They could walk around to take photos of our innovative garbage cans - like so many people did last year in Anchorage of the various salmon displayed around downtown Anchorage.
Ketchikan has many creative
people who could come up with some awesome trash can designs!
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