Ninilchik Community News

Posted: Monday, March 31, 2008

Did you notice the "Three Little Pigs" artwork at the Ninilchik Health Fair? When I saw Helena Bock and Kristie Hanson creating the artwork to decorate the Carol Bock Hall last week, it looked like they were having a lot of fun.

  Noah Jesse

Helena and Kristie put in countless hours preparing and coordinating the event. Helena said it took many sponsors to make the fair successful and she appreciates all who supported the cause, as well as those who donated the door prizes.

A group of 32 volunteers from the Trail Blazer 4-H Club got together on several evenings last week to make papier-mache pigs for decorations. Since this year's fair theme is "Where Pigs Fly" the pink pigs sported wings and glitter and took on personalities all their own as the creators went to work using their imaginations. Katie Schollenberg coordinated the pig making parties and the kids said they had a good time getting messy in the process.

After the health fair was over, the hall didn't get much rest before it was time to decorate for the annual Celebrity Waiter Event fundraiser for the Kenai Peninsula State Fair which will be held at 6 p.m. Friday.

If you have heard squeals around your neighborhood lately, it is probably because this is the time of year that 4-H members are getting their baby pigs, lambs and other livestock to raise to show at the Kenai Peninsula State Fair and to sell at the Jr. Market Livestock Auction. Recently, a dozen baby pigs arrived from the Wasilla area for families in our community to raise for meat, as well as for 4-H members Timaney Anderson, Sarah Cobb, Esther Knox, Kody Knox, David Pherson and Carla Pherson to raise for the fair. 4-H members, Mattie Cobb and Joanna Daniels obtained market lambs from the Hanson Farm in Nikiski for their projects.

Both girls agreed and that their lambs are so cute that they will have to constantly remind themselves that they are raising them to be auctioned at the fair in August. First year 4-H Jr. Market Livestock members Lilly and Hannah Kelson will get their turkeys this spring.

Birthdays are: Ivan Encelewski today; Ted Amato, Sebastian Bock and Mathew Byher on April 1; Darrel Shandy and Robert Beer on April 2; Lynn Garroutte and Mandi Bock on April 3; Vikki Garroutte on April 4; and John Russo on April 6.

The Ninilchik Community Clinic will be closed today in observance of Seward's Day, a state holiday that commemorates the day that Secretary of State William Seward signed the treaty when the U.S. bought Alaska from Russia on March 30, 1867, at 2 cents an acre. What a bargain.

Davis' have a son


Noah Jesse

Michelle and Jeremy Davis of Port Alsworth announce the birth of their son, Noah Jesse, at 9:21 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at Woman's Way Midwifery in Soldotna. He weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces.

He joins sisters Samantha, Jesse and Kadee, and brothers Callen, Taylor and Jackson. His grandparents are David and Jacque Wilder and John and Maryjo Davis.

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