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Kudos for our community

Posted: June 5, 2012 - 8:56am

Kenai is a place where the community steps up when a neighbor is in need. Our community comes together and rallies around the person that is hurting or in need of funds for medical expenses, to send a youth to excel in athletics, or to raise funds for an agency that helps those in need; the list goes on and on!

The community came together to support the Kenai Senior Center's March for Meals fundraiser so "No Senior Goes Hungry" campaign! We would like to applaud all the community members who participated in the dinner-fundraiser, who purchased a sand-carved glass item, a quilt raffle ticket or a balloon prize, took a chance on "split the pot," or won an auction bid for a pie or other item! Community support and love was exemplified that evening. Thank you to all the community members who participated in the event. A big thank you, too, to all the community members who believed in our cause to "End Senior Hunger by 2020" and all community members and unable to attend but donated monetarily. We could not have reached our goal without you.

We had tremendous response from businesses and corporations who sponsored the evening: City of Kenai; Kenai Senior Connection Inc.; Bull Don and the Moose Nuggets; Don Jose's of Kenai; Greg Geller Fishing Charters; artist Rob Jolly; Veronica's Restaurant; Sen. Mark Begich; Best Transit Mix; KDLL Radio; Charlotte's of Kenai; Kenai Fjords Cruises; Alaska Airlines, Altman, Rogers and Co.; Alyeska Tire and Auto Service; Big G Electric and Engineering; Industrial Instrument Service; Kenai Catering; L&J Enterprises Excavating; Liberty Tax Service; Paradisos Restaurant; Peak Oilfield Service Co.; Peninsula Accounting Service; Stanley Ford; Totem Ocean Trailer Express; Waddell & Reed; Walmart; and Wells Fargo Bank.

We thank senior center staff and individual volunteers who helped by making famous mouth-watering pies that were eye-appealing that brought a great price, individuals that donated items for balloon prizes, sold tickets, wrote letters for donations, prepared food, set up, served food, and cleaned up, donated for the silent auction, sand-carved glass hangings, and a big thank you to Duane Bannock, our auctioneer. The list goes on and on!

On behalf of all seniors, the staff of the Kenai Senior Center and the members of Kenai Senior Connection Inc. thank everyone who supported us for their generosity.

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