Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2002

Father, son could use some help putting Kenai cemetery in order

Our family would like to thank Mr. Getty and his son Greg for the hundreds of volunteer hours and expenses, mostly paid themselves, for helping restore the Kenai cemetery. What started being a simple cleanup after spring has turned into a gratifying heart-warming project for them.

Frank and Greg Getty understand why the cemetery is in this condition -- most friends and families have moved on and the factor of weather elements. A lot of crosses and nameplates haven't fared the weather, which means a lot of unmarked grave sites. They are using resources to find names and put up new markers and crosses. Fenced-in sites are falling, which they are rebuilding and painting. Gravesites are sinking, and they are building them back up. They are fixing sites not only damaged by weather but by vandalism. They found a fence knocked down and are hoping to have it repaired soon to keep bicycle riders and snowmachines out.

This restoration project will cost over whatever funding was allocated for the cemetery. The Gettys have opened an account at Wells Fargo Bank -- Kenai Cemetery -- for those who would want to donate funding. Or call them if you'd like to volunteer time.

A sincere thank you, Frank and Greg Getty.

Blake and Rosi Johnson


Soldotna Elementary School says thanks for support throughout year

Sincere thanks to the parents of Soldotna Elementary School for their continued support of their children and learning this year. Special applause to site council members and PTA officers: Lauri Lingafelt, Debbie Carroll Kim Holt, Patty Rich, Sherrie Rahlfs and Jane Stein for their guidance, dedication and hard work.

While our Wonderful Wolves Day and Barbecue had to come inside due to rain, so many parents, fantastic staff members and Fun Day chairpersons Anne Pfitzner and Sherri Baktuit adjusted quickly to bring a fun-filled day to students at Soldotna Elementary School. Thanks to everyone.

Carolyn Cannava, principal

Soldotna Elementary School

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