Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Hi, neighbors.

Horse camp was sponsored by the Trail Blazer's horse club has concluded. I was able to attend advanced camp, and I enjoyed helping out, as well as learning a lot. Campers participated in activities such as trail rides, horse science classes, roping lessons, arena games, horseback lessons, lunging instruction and knot tying techniques.

Campers took home their own rope halter and lead rope that they made themselves. Advanced camp concluded with a horse show. On behalf of the 4-H horse club members, I would like to thank Shirley Schollenberg for her hard work and for helping making horse camp happen.

I also would like to thank Cindy Schnabl, who was our head cook. I saw her working long hours preparing food. I heard many comments from campers that they loved her cooking. Basic camp was led by Katie Bethune and junior leaders.

Thank you to the instructors and parents who volunteered and for making horse camp a wonderful experience.

The summer pool schedule will be as follows: Open swim Mondays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; lap swim Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m to 9 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m.; ladies exercise is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m.

The cost is $3 for adults and $2 for students or seniors.Punch cards are available. One hour pool parties cost $35. Don't forget that teen swim is free Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m.

This week's featured senior is Tony Nakjua.

Tony had attended Ninilchik School since first grade. He said his most enjoyable class was wood shop. He also participated in track and wrestling while at school. He served as school treasurer during his junior year and volunteered as a firefighter for Ninilchik Emergency Services.

Now that he has graduated from high school, he plans to join the Navy.

Our family has joined my grandparents and other family members on a camping trip this week.

Until next week, I hope you are enjoying the great outdoors as much we are.

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