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Ninilchik Community News

Posted: Monday, July 09, 2007

The third rodeo in the Cowboy Roundup series that was held at the rodeo grounds in Ninilchik was a success. Rodeo organizer, Shirley Schollenberg reported that the great weather and interest in participating lead to the success of the rodeo.

The next rodeo will be held in Soldotna during Progress Days and the final rodeo in the series will be held in Ninilchik during the Kenai Peninsula State Fair. Participants in the Rodeo Queen and Little Miss Rodeo contests were Sarah Cobb, Aurora Lambert, Heather Schade, Mattie Cobb and Theresa Bitterich. The reigning queen, Tera Schnabl crowned Aurora Lambert as the 2007-08 queen, and the reigning Little Miss, Jenna Mahoney, crowned Mattie Cobb as the 2007-08 Little Miss Rodeo. Mattie said she would like to thank her sponsors for helping her make her dream come true. Mattie also won a saddle for selling the most rodeo tickets and appreciates the community for their support.

The Trail Blazers' 4-H Club members were busy at their concession stand during the rodeo and want to thank all who frequented their stand. They also would like to thank the businesses that donated buns for the hot dogs and hamburgers.

There is a pre-school swim sponsored by Ninilchik Traditional Council Child Care Program every Friday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Ninilchik School pool. Children up to the age of 5 are welcome and must be accompanied by a parent.

The Ninilchik Health and Wellness Club is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and membership is free. Stretch 'N Tone toning classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The next Kenai Peninsula State fair board meeting will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the community hall at the fairgrounds. There is a vacancy on the fair board and anyone who is interested in serving on the board is encouraged to attend the meeting. For more information, call fair manager, Lara McGinnis at 567-3670.

The Ninilchik Community Library has a story time and crafts every Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. Readers who are signed up in the "Get a Clue" reading contest are encouraged to keep up with their summer reading goals.

The community is invited to attend Ninilchik Traditional Council's Community Potlatch in memory of David Cooper, Sr. on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the educational fishery net number one on Ninilchik beach north of the Ninilchik River. For more information, call 567-3313.

The Pizza To Go fundraiser for the Ninilchik Lady Wolverines basketball team has moved from Ninilchik School to the fairgrounds for the month of July. You may order pizza to go on Tuesdays, as well as Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. You are encouraged to call ahead to place your order at 398-9095.

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