The Reading Carnival Planning Committee would like to thank the residents of the Kenai Peninsula who attended the second annual Peninsula Reading Carnival on Jan. 31. The event was a huge success. We estimate more than 1,200 people attended! We could never have done this without the support and enthusiasm we received from so many in the community.
We would also like to thank the following individuals, businesses and organizations who helped out, participated or contributed in some way: Agrium; Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Title 1; Soldotna Community Schools; Soldotna Middle School custodial staff and administration; Peninsula Clarion; Phi Delta Kappa members; Kenai Peninsula Reading Council members; Safeway; Guff Sherman of Sherman Signs; Steve Beeson of Beemun's;
KPBSD librarians, Sue Biggs, Kelli Stroh and Elaine Larson and children from Sears Elementary; Sherry Matson and children from North Star Elementary; Kenai Swinging Golden Girls; Carol VanDerWege and children from Tustumena Elementary; Kristin Morrow and children from Nikiski Elementary; Karl Kircher; Lori Manion; Mick Wykis; Mike Morgan; Mark Norgren; Carolyn Cannava; Chris Gehertt; Judy Shields; Katrina Cannava; Patti Walker; Monica Heath; Soldotna Middle School PTSA;
Janice Waldron's reading class; Tustumena Title 1; Nikolaevsk School; Monica Heath's third grade; Seward High School Travel Club; Soldotna Little League; Kristine Barnes' fourth grade; Soldotna Elementary PTA; Nikiski Senior Center; Sterling Headstart; Rosie Reeder; Redoubt Title 1; Grace Lutheran School; Soldotna After the Bell; Tommy Gossard's and Cindy Hurst's third grade; K-Beach Title 1; Wells Fargo Bank; Jennifer Moeller; Peninsula Oilers Baseball; Central Peninsula Breastfeeding Task Force; Nikiski Elementary Title 1; Wendy Milligan; SoHi Parents for Seniors; Connections; SoHi students; SoHi National Honor Society students; Ben Eveland, Glen Haupt and many others too numerous to name who helped with booths, set up and in various other ways made the day a huge success.
A special thank you also to each of the members of the Reading Carnival Planning Committee: Paula Christensen, Christine Ermold, Corey Hall, Jamie Harper, Norma Holmgaard, Cindy Hurst, Teresa Kiffmeyer, Sherril Miller, Virginia Morgan, Rosie Reeder, Bob VanDerWege and Carol VanDerWege. Without their foresight, planning and energy, this event wouldn't have happened.
Reading Carnival Planning Committee
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