Seniors really appreciate support

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011

From of the Board of Directors of the Kenai Senior Connection, Inc., Director of the Kenai Senior Center and aLL the seniors, we wish to express our thanks for the outpouring of community support for the "March for Meals" fundraiser on March 30. The people of the Kenai Peninsula, again, showed what a generous caring place we live.

Thank you to all who purchased tickets for the dinner, those who came and enjoyed the fun-filled evening of the pie auction, those who purchased the scrumptious pies, those who came to support us and had a great time!

A big thank you to Ms. Davis, teacher at Kenai Central High School and the students that helped set up the dining room, and served during the evening. A big thank you to those who supported us through monetary donations, who believe in our mission of serving the home-bound seniors and "so No Senior Goes Hungry."

A big thank you to Kenai's small businesses, and our food vendors that donated food products and door prizes to make the evening a wonderful fun-filled time. Those vendors and small business owners were: ERA, Charlottes, Funky Monkey, Veronicas, Country Foods, Three Bears, Kenai's Safeway, Kenai's Don Joses, Paradisos, Carl's Junior, Fred Meyer, Kenai Aleyeska Tire, Koob Chiropractic, UpTown Motel, Halcyon, Kenai Wells Fargo Bank, Kenai Acapulco Restaurant, Spotlight Styles Hair Salon, Kenai Preferred Plumbing, Parker & Associates, Soldotna Trustworthy Hardware, State Farm Insurance, Kristie Babcock, Affinity Salon, Lowes, Marathon Oil, Scott Griffith from XTO Energy, Kenai Peninsula Clarion and Larry Campbell, Dispatch and Merrill Sikorski, and Ben Stanton from KDLL.

We couldn't have had such a successful pie auction if it were not for the people who donated their time and made the eye appealing, and mouth-watering and tasty pies. They were: Councilman Gabriel, Councilman Boyle, Veronicas, Betty Osborne, Walt and Rachael Craig, Anita Cates, Gretchen Alexander, Charlottes, Funky Monkey, Councilman Marquis, Patsy Clifford, Margaret Goggia, Carol Bannock, Mayor Pat Porter, Councilman Joe Moore, and Jessica Bookey, Ardith Arbelovsky, Joe Jolly, Bill and Lois Nelson, City Attorney-Krista Sterns, and Carol Freas-City Clerk. A gracious thank you the City Manager, Rick Koch, for purchasing a pie then offering it for re-sell, making it top purchase for the evening and then winning "Split the Pot" and donating it back to Senior Connection Inc.

A huge thank you to all the Senior Volunteers, Bull Don and the Moose Nuggets, who donated their time and shared their musical talents, Carol Bannock, from the Kenai Chamber, and our favorite auctioneer, Duane Bannock that "worked" the audience and brought the big prices for the pie sales.

Thank you to all who made this event a huge success! Thank you for supporting our home meals program!

Frank Arbelovsky, President, Kenai Senior Connection, Inc.; Joe Jolly, Secretary, Senior Connection, Inc. Board of Directors; Rachael S. Craig, Director, Kenai Senior Services

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