Wrestling club appreciates continued community support Donations make a difference Generosity leaves a song in their hearts

Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling Club would like to thank all the businesses, organizations and individuals in the local community who generously supported the team with their taco feed fundraiser. The taco feed was a huge success.

This success can be directly attributed to the generosity of all those who supported the club through their gifts and donations.

Your support proves that the central Kenai Peninsula is a wonderful place to raise our children. Many will benefit from your willingness to help.

The money raised will help the youth of our area participate in an activity that challenges them to strive to be more than they are. Participation in the sport teaches them about the importance of discipline, commitment, teamwork and overcoming adversity.

A sincere thank-you goes to all of those listed below who helped make the taco feed and our organization a success: .406 Restaurant, Agrium, Airgas, AK 49, AK Auto Glass, AK Kutz, Anew Salon, ASRC Energy Services, Bear Paw, Blockbuster, Bob and Laura Favretto, BP, Carrie Anderson, Cold Stone, ConocoPhillips, Dan and Debbie Carstens, Dave and Shannon Schilling, Dave and Sue Neugebauer, Espresso Barn, Fireweed Herb Garden, Fred Meyer, Golden Tan, Judy Moore, Julie Mullins, Kelly McCaughey, Kelly Reilly Photos, Kenai Boys & Girls Club, Kenai River Brown Bears, Kenai Vision Center, Louie's Restaurant, Marathon Oil Co., M&M Market, NAPA Auto Parts, Nikiski Fire Station No. 1, North Peninsula Recreation Center, Northern Lights, Odie's Bead It, Peninsula Clarion, Peterkin Distributors, Rediski Air, Rock Chip Repair, Salty Dog Saloon, Shucks Auto Supply, Stanton Logworks, Smith family, Summit Dry Cleaners, Tim and Charlene Johnson, Toad's Inc., Tree House Restaurant, United Rentals, Uptown Motel and XTO Energy.

We greatly appreciate the abundant support given to us by the community and its members. Without your continued generosity, our organization would be unable to fulfill its goal of promoting a sport that helps our youth focus on sportsmanship, personal responsibility, character growth and the commitment to succeed.

Kevin Skiba

Board president


I wanted to express a heart-felt thank you to all of those involved in the many wonderful changes to our library here at Sterling Elementary School. We have transformed our library to include a cozy reading corner and study hall that our students greatly enjoy. Additionally, our library has become a wonderful meeting place for activities during and after school.

Hats off to Donna and Ed Kock: to Donna for sharing her expertise in sewing our new curtains, pillows, cushions and reupholstering our round table; to Ed for his carpentry works in refurbishing reading chairs and building book and magazine stands. In addition to our library receiving newly built book stands, some other classrooms within our school have also received book stands.

Among all the newness here at Sterling Elementary School Library, we have received a subscription to Kids National Geographic magazine, donated by Mr. William Taylor. Our kids love reading their new magazine and are benefitting from the newfound knowledge in this nonfiction periodical.

Special thanks to all of our community, co-workers, family and friends for all other donations of books, magazines and volunteer time given to our library. Our kids will progress with richness, and the love of reading will grow tremendously.

Brenda Moody

Library aide

Sterling Elementary School

A most grateful and heartfelt thank you to all who had a part in helping to "Keep the Music Alive" at Veronica's.

As many of you know, we have been pressured to obtain a copyright license from ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Poets) in order to be able to continue live music at Veronica's on Friday and Saturday evenings.

A fundraiser was held March 20 to help raise the funds necessary to secure this license. The outpouring of your support and tremendous generosity was amazing! We surpassed our goal and brought in enough money to pay for the ASCAP license for three years.

We were so busy that we did not get to personally thank those who donated items for the auction and/or provided music for the evening. Our thanks go out to each and every one of you for your help in making this event such a success. Because of your time, effort and support, Veronica's will continue to be a gathering place where people can come to listen to great music and enjoy a fun-filled evening.

We love and appreciate you all so much for your support. You are what Veronica's is all about.

Diane Hooper


Kathy Miller


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