No snow doesn't blow 38th Annual Peninsula Winter Games

While the outdoor winter wonderland of the Kenai Peninsula that was the motivation for the Peninsula Winter Games 38 years ago, it may have been sparse and seemed more like an early spring. The weather certainly didn’t diminish the attendance or the fun of this year’s Games. Soldotna Chamber event coordinator January Yaeger told the Dispatch, “The 38th Peninsula Winter Games was a huge success despite the warm temperatures. Over 1,000 people came out to enjoy the festivities. 800 game bags were handed out, 850 corndogs were served, 100lbs of Mac and Cheese and 132 lbs of lasagna were lapped up as well!!! The Kids MONOPOLY tournament was a huge success with over 50 children participating! Kathryn Wilkerson was the grand prize winner. The Native Youth Olympics and the KPHA Stanley Chrysler Cup were huge successes too with hundreds of athletes participating. The Soldotna Chamber would like to extend a HUGE thank you to all our Sponsors, Volunteers and participants!! This event would not be possible without all of you!”