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Nikiski playground committee grateful for support

Posted: February 9, 2012 - 9:23am

The Nikiski Community Playground Committee would like to extend a thank you to all of those that helped, attended and supported the Spaghetti Dinner and Dessert Auction this past Saturday at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. The fundraiser was exceptionally successful, and all proceeds from this event will benefit the Nikiski Community Playground project.

We are truly grateful for all of the wonderful homemade desserts that were donated for the auction. There were so many who donated, and we thank you all! The student volunteers did an outstanding job serving food and tending to the tables. All of the playground decorations and banners were created by students from the Nikiski North Star Elementary school. The NPRSA Recreation Staff worked hard from beginning to end to make sure all was set to go at the NCRC. And finally, the delicious spaghetti dinner was prepared by the Treehouse Restaurant. What a great collaborative effort by all!

We would like to thank the following individuals and businesses that contributed to this event: C&M Muffler, XTO Energy, Inc., Airgas, Team Industrial Services, OSK, Tesoro, Shanette Wik, Charlie’s Pizza, Tammy’s Flowers, Espresso Barn, M&M Market, Taylor’d Image, Paradisos Restaurant, Nikiski Clubhouse, Nikiski Fire Department, Steve’s Chevron, Ivan’s Diner at The Place, La Casa Restaurant, Treehouse Restaurant , Mike & Kristin Peek, Jenne Long, Three Bears, Country Foods, Fred Meyers, Audrey Johnson, Snow Wizard, Kenai  Vision Center, Elaine Corona,  Bridges Community Resources Network, Mizera’s Steamway, Safeway, Nikiski Senior Center, Judy Price, Pizza Hut, Kenai Pest Raiders and Poofy Puffin.

We would also like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank those organizations, businesses, and individuals who have become Playground Sponsors: Central Peninsula Hospital, XTO Energy, Inc., Sundog, Homer Electric Association, Big G Electric, Tesoro, Burdick Family, Kachemak Electric, Udelhoven, Nadine Gabbett, Albert Parra, AA Dan’s Construction, Weaver Brothers, LnJ Enterprises & Excavating, KSRM Radio Group, Cold Water Fishing Co., Peak Oilfield Services, BP, CH2MHill, Marathon Alaska, Nikiski North Star PTA and Alaska Communications Systems.

The playground committee continues to work hard raising donations and preparing the design of the new playground. We are nearing our financial goal, however, there are still funding gaps that need to be filled and we continue to seek sponsorships!

We live in such a generous community and are thrilled to have great support for this wonderful community project. Thank you so very much!

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