The College Heights Baptist Church tent went up, the sun came out and promptly at 4 p.m. on June 21, Solstice celebrating began with the local musicians Baked Alaskans, Joe Ray Skrha, The Meteors, North Road Rizzos, Off rhe Cuff and a new young group Say Surrender providing danceable music everyone enjoyed. AND highlighting the musical activities was Wylie and The Wild West. Wylie Gustafson is a singer, song writer, cattleman and Quarter Horse owner from Montana accompanied by musicians from Idaho and Tennessee.
Many vendors and sponsors/donors plus nearly 2300 men, women and children hung out in great weather till midnight! Just a reminder to all vendors who were successful and attendees who had a great evening but did not make a donation to 4-H, anything you wish to give will be happily accepted. The Summer Solstice is one of the District’s largest fundraisers with 100 percent of revenues dedicated to scholarships, materials and program development. Contact Jason Floyd at 262-5824 or mail to or stop by 43961 K-Beach Road, Suite A, Soldotna, 99669.
Many others contributed to the success of the 13th annual Solstice Festival held at the Diamond M Ranch but I would like to personally acknowledge and publicly thank those who answered my request for help with support, door prizes, cash and work: Blair Martin and the Diamond M Ranch Resort, Coca-Cola, Spenards Builders Supply, Kenai, Rug Bones, State Representative Bill Stoltz (Wylie’s cousin), Skrha Law Firm, Grant Aviation, Lake and Pen Air, High Adventure Air, Doors/Windows, Kathy E. Chercop of Mossy Oak Properties, Peninsula Pumping, Morgan Tschida with Mosey Along Trail Rides, Redoubt Reporter, The Music Box, Alaska Army National Guard, R&R Auto, Save-U-More, Louie’s Steak House/Back Door/Uptown Motel, The Duck Inn, Snug Harbor Sea Foods, Kenai Feed, North Road Recreational Service Area, Bargain Basement, Hey Good Lookin’, Ranch staff Conn and Lance Alexander, Lyndsey Ewens and Gabrielle Young, Grandkids Senora, Toad and Josiah Martin and their cousin Cole Warren, Beta Sigma Phi Soriety sisters and spouses, Peterkin Distributors, Ridgeway Farms, 2 Sisters Seafoods, and Karen McGahan of KSRM Sound Off Program. Thank you Rashah McChesney for taking pictures at the festival and printing the one of my Grandson Josiah in Sunday’s Peninsula Clarion. These and many others will be recognized by Extension 4-H/Youth Development Agent Jason Floyd and The Kenai Peninsula 4-H Council who for the second year were the sponsors and organizers of this popular community event!