Many contribute to success of outdoors woman workshop

Posted: Thursday, March 04, 2004

Recently, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game conducted a "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" workshop at Solid Rock Bible Camp in Soldotna. The three-day workshop was attended by 109 participants with classes taught by more than 50 volunteer instructors from Soldotna, Anchorage and Fairbanks. Many thanks to all the volunteers who put in long hours preparing information and teaching classes.

The workshop would not have happened without the financial support of the Hunter Heritage Foundation of Alaska and the Safari Club International, Soldotna Chapter.

Thanks to the following businesses and organizations for donating equipment and instructional time for the classes: Alaska State Forestry, Alaska State Parks, Alaska State Snowmobile Association, Avis Rental Cars, Beemun's, Buzzard Creek, C&C Stables, Cadre Feed, Cooperative Extension, Hillberg Ski Resort, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Peninsula College, King Career Center, Northern Avionics, Northland Furs, Peninsula Sled Dog Racing Association, Polaris, REI of Anchorage, Safari Club International, Tsalteshi Trails Association, Upstream Marketing, Wild River Guides, Wilderness Way and World Wide Angler.

Thanks to the following individuals and businesses for donating door prizes and auction items to help fund the workshop: Alaska Out-door Council, Alaska Paralegal, Alaska State Parks, Alaska Tent & Tarp, Alaska Wildland Adventures, Angler's Rendezvous, Apocalypse Design, Boondocks, Dave Atcheson, Beaver Sports, Chimo Guns, Federal Cartridge Company, Frank Sanders, Grouse Ridge Shooting Club, Helly Hansen, Jerry Hu Den-tistry, McClure's Guide Service, Mountain View Sports, Outdoors & More, Polaris, REI of Anchorage, River City Books, Royce & Brian, 6th Avenue Outfitters, Sweeney's Clothing, Three River's Fly & Tackle, Tallon Air, Town Square Art Gallery, Valley Yamaha, Wasilla Arctic Cat & Marine, Wilderness Way and Wolverine Sports.

Special thanks to the scholarship donors for financially helping participants attend the workshop: David Built Construction Company, Hunter Heritage Foundation of Alaska and Safari Club International, Soldotna Chapter. Please patronize these businesses as a thank you!

Patti Berkhahn, Larry Lewis and Tracy Smith

Workshop coordinators

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