Soldotna Library Friends held an art auction fundraiser on April 12, and we want to thank all of the art donors, ticket buyers and art purchasers who made the event a success and added funds to the Rasmuson Matching Grant. Those who made it possible are too numerous to mention, but some of those much-appreciated people and organizations are River City Books, Kenai Peninsula College Art Department, KPC Library, Soldotna Senior Center, Central Peninsula Hospital, Kenai Fine Arts Center, Frames & Things, and the Soldotna Public Library Staff.
The Spur Highway Spankers deserve special acknowledgement for the musical entertainment they provided and the donation of one of their CDs, which became a highly prized auction item. Thank you to Linda and David Hutchings, Peter and Erin Micciche, Ryan and Lori Kapp, and Scott Davis and Regina Daniels for sponsoring the wine. Heavenly Delights servers did a lovely job serving the art patrons throughout the library.
The auction would not have been possible without the donation of all of the beautiful works of art. We would like to acknowledge local artists who donated their original works: Susan Biggs, Norma Daniels, Regina Daniels, Connie Goltz, Melinda Hershberger, MP King, Linda Klynstra, Chelline Larson, Sherril Miller, Nathan Nash, Karen Otter, Sandra Sterling, Katrina Truesdell, Ruth Ann Truesdell, and Wade Wahrenbrock. And a special thank you to auctioneer Joe Pedginski.