Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2002

Golf tourney benefits United Way

On behalf of the Kenai Peninsula United Way, I am honored to extend this note of appreciation to some very dedicated volunteers who stepped forward to coordinate the third annual Tesoro-United Way Golf Tournament held June 29.

Hats off to Barry Brewer and Bea Lashlee for spearheading this successful event once again, as well as a well-deserved round of applause to Dina Pizzuto, Cindy Peevyhouse, Pam Hamlin, Paul Samura and his son Derek, Bruce Steiner, Ernie Ramos, Debbie Coburn, Connie Ross, Lynette Creighton, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hughley, Rod Cason, Jeff and Sandy Dallman, Rolf Manzek, Vern Miller, Amanda Weaver and Catherine Nelson.

An equally important component in the success of this annual fund-raiser is the support of those businesses that served as hole sponsors, the teams that played and all of the area merchants that stepped forward to donate door prizes and food toward the barbecue.

It is through the collective donations and dedication of these fine volunteers that the United Way is able to serve our community in building quality youth programs, opportunities for seniors, crisis intervention, family resources and to provide emergency food and shelter at our member agencies. Thank you!

Evy Gebhardt, executive director, Kenai Peninsula United Way

Fun run proves to be great success

On behalf of the Tsalteshi Trails Association, I would like to say thank you to those who helped to make the first TTA-Soldotna Progress Days Fun Run such a success. Those who deserve mention include the board of directors, who did so much to bring the idea of a summer event on the trails to fruition, the Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce board and staff, who agreed to partner with the TTA and promote the event, the friends and families who volunteered their time to help with the race and the Peninsula Clarion for the personal touch in reporting the event.

I also need to thank Kaladi Brothers Coffee for its generous sponsorship, as well as those who contributed donations to the TTA.

Finally, I would like to thank those who participated in the run; it was certainly good to see so many folks enjoying our trails in the summer. We certainly intend to stage the event next summer, and we hope to see you there!

Pete Sprague, chair, Tsalteshi Trails Association

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