The Community of Nikiski is the best! The 19th annual Thelma McConnell Scholarship dinner and fundraiser held on Saturday, April 26th at the beautiful Nikiski Senior Center was a total success. The dinner is held each year to raise money for the memorial scholarship fund in honor of a Nikiski resident who cared about young people. Each year the Senior Citizens of Nikiski keep this tradition going to help Nikiski area graduating seniors. This year several fifteen hundred dollar ($1,500.00) scholarships will be presented at the Nikiski High School awards night. Thank you so much to all the volunteers and donors who have made this possible; Nedra & Jim Evenson, Sharon Fisher, Audrey Johnson, M&M Market, Kassiks Brewery, Sharon Burdick, Ray & Sue Tauriainen, Cheryl Knudson, Cook Cache Farms, XTO Energy, Hunger Hut, John and Marie Heft, Anna Widman, Joe Ray Skura, Carol Leeper, Bob Harrison, Cristin Grossel, Wenda Kennedy, Christine Dohse, Mary Olson, Dorothy Eby, Spenard Builders, The Coffee Barn, Kenai Blockbuster, Buckets, Bob & Leslie Baker, Jenne Long, Jersey Subs, Walmart, Alaska Railroad, RDS Barbershop, AKUSA, Tesoro, Mary Jean Ivy, Peninsula Beauty Supply, North Country Fair, Atigun, Inc, OSK, Conoco Phillips, Harold Hill, Gingers, Fred Meyer, Dukowitz Machine, G & G Machine, The Place Bar, Brown Agency, Alan Bute, Ms. McErickson, Alyeska Tire, The Burger Bus, Midas Muffler, Sweeny’s, First National Bank, Carquest, Home Depot, Acapulco Restaurant, Alaska Lanes, Arby’s, Bargain Basement, Anderson Enterprises, Fred Braun, Jack Brown, Don Jose’s Kenai, The Candy Bouquet, Tammy’s Flowers, Soldotna Professional Pharmacy, The Nikiski Knitters, The Clarion, Redoubt Homemakers, Key Bank, Charlie’s Pizza, Kenai River Pizza, and Homer Electric, The Sealife Center, Donna Aiken. Also thank you to all the Volunteers, Nikiski Senior Center Staff, and Board of Directors.