Over the past few weeks North Peninsula Recreation Service Center hosted their annual Halloween events, with this year’s turnout being the best one to date.


Saturday October 22nd, was the 5k costume run. There were a total of 14 participants for the event, plus lots of little ones in their strollers and baby carries. This run takes place every year as a community food drive. The entry fee for the race is a donation of canned or nonperishable food items.

Friday October 28th, was the Strut Your Mutt dog costume contest. Best of show this year went to the Taco Trio.

On Halloween October 31st, they hosted the Trick or Treat Alley inside the recreation center.

“It’s a safe and friendly environment for parents to bring their children trick or treating,” said Jackie Cason the recreation supervisor. “We have many generous volunteers who help make this event successful each year from decorating, and handing out or donating candy.”

Cason has worked with the recreation center for 9 years, and moved into the position of Recreation Supervisor this past August.

“My favorite part is meeting new people from in the community,” said Cason. “We plan to bring back each event next year. We have so much fun planning these activities and the Trick or Treat Alley is a huge success.”

The Nikiski Community Recreation Center is located at mile 23.4 of the Kenai Spur Highway. NCRC houses a gymnasium, banquet/multi-purpose rooms, teen center, full swing golf simulator, and classrooms.

They offer a variety of recreational activities from youth sport programs, camps run all year round, and offer organized sports for both youth and adults.

You can view their upcoming events on their Facebook page. They have the Turkey Hoop Shoot coming up on November 12th at 11am. It is a community event to support the local food bank. It’s a free throw competition for all ages; there will be prizes including a frozen turkey for Thanksgiving.