Posted: Friday, March 22, 2002

Sterling club appreciates support of businesses, volunteers

With the support of volunteers and local businesses, the Sterling Community Club continues to grow in membership and make improvements to the Sterling Community Park land.

We would like to thank those volunteers that volunteered their time in support of the Sterling Winter Fun Day helping with the snow removal, games, food, fireworks, membership drive, benefit auction, pie auction and cleanup.

The day was beautiful with over 100 children and adults enjoying the day's festivities.

And to the businesses that sponsored the day's events, another big thank you. These businesses include: Alaska Trading & Loan, Arby's, Big Kmart, Bing Brown's, Blakely Auctioneers, Builders Bargains, Burger King, Chubby Chicken's Carpet, Coca-Cola Alaska, Columbia Paint, Fred Meyer, Gloria's Hair Salon, Godfather's Pizza, Martin Mines, McDonald's, Mike's Welding, Mom & Dad's Grocery, Peninsula Harley Davidson, Ron's Honda, Sadler's Home Furnishings, Sasafrass, Spenard Builders Supply Soldotna and Kenai, Schuck's Auto Supply, Sterling Baptist Church, Sterling Tool Rental, Suburban Propane, Sweeney's Clothing, Three Bears, Verba's, Wilderness Way, Willow Picker Enterprises, and those businesses that wish to remain anonymous.

We would also like to thank those that have donated their time and material to build the hockey goals and maintain the ice rink. They include: Kenny Merkes, Rick Lindley, Mike Lund, Alaska Pipe & Supply, Metal Magic, Peak Oil Field Services and the Soldotna Sports Center.

With the great Kenai Peninsula community spirit and support from volunteers and businesses, the Sterling Community Club continues to maintain and improve the Sterling Community Park for everyone's enjoyment.

Thanks again.

Bob Oakes, president, Sterling Community Club

Many contribute to success of young women's conference

Soroptimist International of Twin Cities (Kenai and Soldotna) thanks the following businesses and individuals who so graciously gave donations and sponsorship to the 2002 Young Women's Conference, "It's Good to be a Girl."

This conference for girls in grades six through eight provided a fun-filled day while imparting information to help girls make wise decisions for their teen years and for their lives. We especially thank our presenters Shirley Gifford, chief of police, Soldotna; Dale Kelley, pastor, Soldotna Methodist Church; Lori Weimer, medical research specialist; Katy Lockwood, Alaska Junior Miss, Jenna Pitts and Sabrina Johns, Junior Miss contestants; Carman Littrell, Carmen's Classy Claws and Cuts; Sarah Peterson, Estee Lauder consultant, Gottschalks; Annie Berge, and Paula Rohloff.

Community support is vital and we thank our major sponsors: Soldotna Professional Pharmacy, Peninsula Beauty Supply, Professional Home IV; contributors and donors: Beverly Dean, Donna Miller, The Fitness Place, Kim Hyde, Ron Moore Co., Warfle Appraisals, A Point of View Realty, Beluga Realty, Stubbs Office Supply, Claudette's, Sharon Moock, Wells Fargo Bank, Barbara Jewell, Sylvia Shelton, Mailboxes, Etc., Soldotna Animal Hospital, Good Books and More, Fraternal Order of the Eagles 3524, Ladies Auxiliary, Kenai Peninsula Community College-UAA, Unocal Oil and Gas Operations, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, First National Bank of Anchorage, Kenai Kmart Community Volunteers, Carol Millanig, Donna's Gifts, Frames & Things, Southcentral Title, River City Books, Choice Realty, Remax, Isabella Grossl, Inlet Gifts, Beemun's, The Chase is Over, AK Salon, Tammy Kincaid, Creative Basketry, Alaska's Best Water, Marion Bowser, Allison Stogsdill, Jane Stein and the Kenai Public Library.

We also thank Solid Rock Bible Camp staff for their hard work to present a very lovely lunch so that each girl could dine like a princess.

We are truly appreciative of all the effort, time and donations given on behalf of this conference. Your support enables us to continue this project.

Thank you.

Sharon Geeslin, Chairperson

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