The Kenai chapter of AFS-USA, (foreign student exchange program) wishes to thank the entire community for its support during this 2012 -13 hosting year this includes; the local print and radio media, host families, Peninsula School District staff, Sport and activity coaches, students and friends of AFS. With departures a little over 2 months away, it is time to reflect on and thank all who have made this a great year.
AFS volunteers would like to pay special note to the following sponsors of the 32 Annual International Dinner; Country Foods, Country Liquors, Fred Meyer, Three Bears, Charlotte’s Restaurant, Paradisos Restaurant, La Playa Azul, Kaladi Brothers, Save U More, McDonalds, Arbys, Kenai Vision Center, Louie’s Steak and Seafood, Sal’s Klondike Diner, Kenai and Soldotna Safeways, Gourmet Garden Market and Deli, Veronica’s, Joe’s Laundry for their donations of food and services for the event.
Thank you(s) go out to the Silent Auction supporters; Snug harbor Seafood, Sweeney’s, Tim’s Cleaning, Mykel’s, Karen Fogarty, Greg Daniels, Wildwood Correctional Center, Smoke Shack (Seward), Filagree and Hues, Mary Rhyner, Linda Swarner, Kenai Visitor’s Center, Footworks, Phyllis Halstead, Home Depot, Northcountry Fair, St. Elias Brewing Co., Dan’s TV. River City Books, Frames and Things, Tina Stame.
The event was held at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Chruch, and we thank them as well. It was well attended; the food was excellent, thank you cooks!
Funds raised will be used to fund a scholarship for a local student to participate in a foreign exchange and to support the cost of providing our visiting students with a quality exchange experience. (Parents are not paid for hosting students but funds raised from this event go to assist the student with incidental expenses such winter clothing, sports and activity fees, and local Alaska travel).
If you are interested in being an exchange student or hosting a student please contact your local high school counselor or one of the local AFS Chapter volunteers.