I would like to thank the many fine individuals and businesses who helped to benefit the hungry and homeless this holiday season. At the Soldotna Sports Center on Dec. 15, the community rose to the occasion to back the less fortunate in the area by supporting the Christmas party. I would like to especially thank the Mayor, Peter Micciche, the City of Soldotna, and the following contributors: Bub’s Pizza; Pizza Hut; Sue Biggs and Jack Will, our wonderful musicians; Connie Schnicke, our auctioneer; Santa; UPS Store; Hobies, Crafts and Games; Floral Design Studiol Trustworthy; SBS; Sweeney’s; Car Quest; O’Reillys; Coffee Express; Arctic Fox Espresso; Save U More; Hope Community Resources; King’s Treasures; Cathy Leaders; Sarah Laster; Polaris - Suzuki; GNC; Peninsula Clarion; Sedona Florist; China Sea; Cornerstone Books; Karlene’s Acupuncture; Odie’s Deli; Kaladi Brothers; Grant Aviation; C-Cups; Discovery Toys; Stephanie Cox and the Soldotna High Arts; Alaska Cab; Skyview Government Students; Cheryl Cook; and all those that came to participate and help. My core individual helpers were much appreciated as well. They were Betty Peterson,Winnie Anderson, Sharon Kaniho, Rebecca Heinzburger, Debra Miller from Trinity, Jim Danielson, Melinda Briggs and Kyle Heffner.
We were thankful to be able to benefit Love INC and the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank as well as those who purchased auction items at reasonable prices, and ate the delicious donated food. Thank you to all who may have been inadvertantly overlooked as well. Thank you very much and God bless you all.