Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2001

Volunteers make all difference in Soldotna school's success

Business owners and volunteers are awesome in our area for supporting their community. Soldotna Elementary PTA received so many "yes" responses this year to requests for help in sponsoring and volunteering for our activities. We would like to thank the following for their support: Beemun's Variety, Godfather's Pizza, The Moose Is Loose Cafe, Hair Force, the Bingo Hall at the "Y," Alaska Great Skate, Coke, Orca Theaters, River City Books, Fred Meyer, Safeway, K-Beach Elementary PTA for the use of the bingo cards, Redoubt Elementary for the combined Bike Rodeo, and Dr. McCord and Jane Fellman for the Bike Rodeo.

The Soldotna Elementary PTA would also like to thank all the Soldotna Elementary staff and After The Bell for their support and willingness to assist in the after-school functions. Also, many thanks to all the parent volunteers that come in and support the teachers during the day, along with helping with the other activities the school was able to have. Our school's success largely depends on these outstanding people.

Thank you!

Lauri Lingafelt, Soldotna Elementary PTA

Business support, volunteer efforts create after-graduation memories

As another exciting and fun-filled year comes to a close, the Skyview Senior Parents of 2001 wish to thank the following businesses and individuals for making our "Safe and Sober" after-graduation party a huge success.

Without the support and contributions of the local businesses many activities such as these would not be held. We all realize that the businesses in our area are asked repeatedly for donations, and we appreciate their generosity.

The following businesses helped with donations of services, gift certificates or cash: State Farm -- Nancy Mitchell agent, Fellman Machinery, Top Video, Jersey Subs, Midas, Gottschalks, Safeway Foods, Lambe, Tuter, Wagner & Moore, APC, White Raven, Alaska Trading & Loan, Riverside Carquest, NAPA Auto Parts, Audio Concepts, Blockbuster Video, Soldotna Hardware, Soldotna Florist, Solar Flair, Martin Mines, Longmere Grocery & Liquor, Soldotna Chevron, Kenai Vision Center, Papa Murphy's Pizza, Ultimate Tan, AAA, Radio Shack, Cook's Corner Tesoro, Orca Theaters, Mykel's Restaurant, Godfather's Pizza, Sweeney's, Northcountry Fair, Gloria's Beauty Salon, Master's Vineyard, Inlet Imports, Penny Jean Cuts, Coffee Concepts, The Hair Force, Sugar Magnolias, Rae's Harness Shop, Tesoro Alaska Co., Era Aviation, Soldotna Professional Pharmacy, Spenard Builders Supply, Unocal, The Grind, Fred Meyer, Subway, Kasilof Mercantile, Seekins Ford, and British Petroleum.

We also wish to thank the Kenai City Council for the use of the Kenai Recreation Center. The use of this building made the games and activities so much more enjoyable. As we were planning our decorations and activities, the staff made everything easier with their knowledge, and helpful cooperation.

Last, but not least, we wish to thank the following Skyview Senior Party Committee members for their time and effort in making the party the success it was: Loretta Bixby, president; Jan Johnson, secretary; Donna Demaris, Laura Macdonald and Judy Phipps, decorations; Paula Mohler and Mary Burdick, donations; Nancy Campbell, food; Cindy Irmen, games; and Jan Johnson and Penny Bauer, chaperones and volunteers.

Linda Gephardt, treasurer Skyview Senior Parents 2001

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