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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2001

Non-run helps raise money for peninsula food programs

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank would like to thank the many members of our community who helped make the second 0-Degree Non-Run Marathon Kick Off/Radiothon to Fight Hunger a success on Feb. 16 and 17.

This is the year-round event that requires no training and very little effort! Each participant who "registers" and/or makes a donation in excess of $25 to the food bank will get a T-shirt with the special "Wasn't There/Didn't Do It/Got the Shirt Anyway" message on the back. Remember that you can support this ongoing activity to alleviate hunger by calling the food bank at 262-3111 to order your T-shirt and make a donation.

Our special thanks goes to Terry Smith and his staff at Sadler's Home Furnishings in Sterling and to Duane Bannock and his staff at Kenai Chrysler Center for hosting our "Official Doughnut and Coffee Race" as we kicked off the 0-Degree Non-Run Marathon. Thanks to Carrs and Harvest Traditions Bakery for their donations of delicious doughnuts for the volunteers and non-race participants.

The Feb. 16 radiothon would not have been possible without the assistance of KSRM Radio 92 and its dedicated staff. Thanks goes to Jim Heim and Paul Fischer and Dayne Clark for getting our message out on Sound Off, and to Cherie Brewer, Steve Holloway, Gary Hondel, Debbie Wells, Amy Jackman and Jim Wolverton for their assistance in making the radiothon a success. Thanks to Team Tesoro members, Tracy Manolakis, Shawn Brown, Debbie Kassik, Dan Buecker, Bill Scarlett, Barry Brewer and Greg Henderson who were on hand to answer the telephones to take pledges and T-shirt orders.

With the help of all these wonderful people, and the participants from generous community members, nearly $5,000 has been raised to benefit the food bank. The money will help fund the food assistance programs of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Thanks to everyone for their continued support of those who are less fortunate!

Jerry Brookman, president Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Inc.



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