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Sun shines on family fun during Nikiski Days

Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2007


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  15-year-old Amy Wicker of Nikiski delivers a wet sponge on target during Nikiski Days Family Fun in the Midnight Sun

A sack race challenged the balancing skills of youngsters during Nikiski Days family fun in the land of the midnight sun.

The 21st Annual Nikiski Days was treated to a postcard perfect summer day last week as hundreds turned out for some old fashioned Family Fun in the Midnight Sun.


18-month-old Niles Broussard emerges from the inflatable Jumping Castle with a little help from his friends at Nikiski Days

According to Judene Van Cleave, president of the Nikiski Chamber of Commerce, some $6,000 worth of family prizes were given away thanks to the Nikiski Chamber of Commerce and their generous sponsors.


3-year-old Aleysa Strait enjoys some family fun in the midnight sun at the Nikiski Days Jumping Castle

The day included live music and age appropriate games for kids one through twelve with a free bicycle and helmet for each category.


15-year-old Amy Wicker of Nikiski delivers a wet sponge on target during Nikiski Days Family Fun in the Midnight Sun

Everything fun from sponge throws to pony rides and volleyball delighted the youth from the Central Peninsula who gathered at the Nikiski Recreation Center.


7-year-old Claire Merrill takes a pony ride on 11-year-old Apache of the Rocking G during Family Fun in the Midnight Sun in Nikiski.

There were some 25 vendors and information booths that ranged from Nikiski Cheerleaders to the Fair Trade Coffee Federation and Peninsula Health Center.


11-month-old Maranatha Henderson keeps her eye on all the events during Nikiski Days Family Fun in the Midnight Sun.

“It was a great day to see all the folks out here, a lot of old friends and new faces this year,” said Assemblymen Gary Superman who handed out a “Bung” of watermelon donated by Rep. Mike Chenault and Sen. Tom Wagoner to the Nikiski Chamber of Commerce. The pride of Nikiski, the Nikiski Fire Department was on hand to display their fire fighting apparatus and prevention techniques. Nikiski Fireman Trent Burnett even wore an appropriate sunburn prevention hat that proved practical for the sunny day. “I really want to thank all our sponsors and volunteers who put together a couple of grueling weeks of effort to bring this year’s event to such a great success. It was probably our biggest and best Nikiski Days ever, and next year will be even better as we let everyone know that Nikiski is the place to have Family Fun in the Midnight Sun,” said Van Cleave.


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