On behalf of the After Grad Senior Parent committee of Skyview High School class of 2011 we would like to thank the many community supporters who contributed to the success of the After Graduation party. Because of the wonderful community support, we were able to host over 60 seniors and their guests. Attendees enjoyed food, games, dancing, souvenir photos and gift bags. Over 60 door prizes were awarded along with cash from a money machine.
We would like to thank the committee who worked on this event for the past few months; Jerri Braun (the wonderful lady responsible for over 90 percent of donations), Kurt Braun, Cecilia Deatherage, Terri Sorenson, Sue Tonione, Kim Holt, Camille Hill, Rhonda Risley, Margaret Merrill, Kate Marang, and Amy Parham. In addition to the already mentioned we would like to thank the friends and families who helped during the event; Brian. Marang, Katie Clonan, Casee Penrod, Derrick Parham, Gloria and Rod Fullenwider, Carla Baker, Karlie Self, Dallas Derflinger, Alan Holt ,Shane Hill, Sydney Tonione, JoBen Hawkins, and Elisha Hollers father Jeff.
A very special thank you to our out of town, state, and country supporters. The following people came to Soldotna to celebrate with graduating seniors and volunteered hours at the after grad party, some even spent hours setting up and stayed until 2:15 AM cleaning up. For these folks we are very grateful. My wonderful parents Lucy and Ed Smith- Virginia, Bryan Self and Jamie- Colorado, Jim Madrid- Arizona, , Karen McManus- Washington, Faith Palmer- Minnesota, Joaquinn and Maria Jose Polo- Spain, Jennifer Brossow- Anchorage, Kate and Sam Gerlek- Anchorage.
Thank you to JC Smith of The Music Smiths for the music and to Bub and Elaina Mercier of Bub’s Pizza for the delicious Pizzas. Appreciation is sent out to the following: Ajoys Alterations,Altman,Rogers and Co., Antiques and Things, AK Express Title, AK Rays, Big Daddy’s Pizza, Blockbuster, The Braun Family, Bub’s Pizza, Buckets, Chevron, China Sea, City of Soldotna, The Clonan Family, Clark’s Espresso, Coffee Roasters, Chris Hudson, DDS, Dairy Queen, Fred Meyer, Foxy Roxy, Frito Lay Corp., GCI, Ginger’s, Tammy and Matt Groshart, Hair Stop, Holiday, The Janorsky family, Janet Nilles, Julie Bowman of Julie’s Ideas, Kaladi, Kenai Care Connection, Kris Norris, Kath Carlson of Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Rape Aggression Defense , Odies Bead-it, Odom Corp., The Parham Family, Red 27, Reindeer Pause, Radio Shack, River City Books, Spenard Building Supply- Kenai, Spenard Bulding Supply- Soldotna, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Sugar Magnolia, Soldotna Trustworthy, Susan’s Body Shop, , Taco Bell, Tesoro, Thompson’s Corner, Thunderod Fishing Charters- Dan Brown, Total Office Products. If you donated and I omitted your name please accept my apologies and know your donations were appreciated. We are very fortunate to live in such a generous community, thank you again for all the wonderful donations.
Best of luck to the SVHS Class of 2011!