Ninilchik Community News

Posted: Monday, September 24, 2007

It was exciting to see last week's Community Neighbor page listing the awards given to our community youth who entered exhibits in the 4-H building at the Kenai Peninsula State Fair in August.

One requirement for 4-H members to enter an exhibit is to keep a record book and document six new things learned in their project area. When they enter an exhibit, judges ask entrants what they learned from working on their project. Along with positive feedback, the judges give suggestions on how they can improve.

"Learn by Doing" is one of 4-H's mottoes, and if you want to find out more about this educational program, give 4-H extension agent, Nancy Veal a call at the Cooperative Extension Office at 262-5824.

If a young person between the ages 9 through 18 is interested in joining our area's club, the Trail Blazers, you can give club leader, Shirley Schollenberg a call at 567-3467.

Ninilchik Community Librarian Jackie Bear announced that the community is invited to the library's annual membership meeting Oct. 3. There will be a potluck at the library at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.

During the fiscal year of 2007, the library added 833 new books, videos, DVDs and audio tapes to their collection, volunteers put in over 1,000 hours, and attendance was at 7,488. The library has three public computers and which were used 2,135 times during the year. Directors on the library board serve three-year terms and the current board consists of six members who have the combined total of 36 year of service on the board.

If you would like to become a member, dues are $10 each or $ 25 per family. Jackie said membership dues entitles you to one vote at the annual meeting and will help provide library services to our community. If you have questions, call the library at 567-3333.

The new hours for the Ninilchik Health and Wellness Club located at the Kenai Peninsula State Fairgrounds is Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Membership is free and if you have any questions call 567-3888.

The community is invited to attend the United Way Benefit pie auction that will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Ninilchik Senior Citizens Center. The master of ceremonies will be Tim Navarre. If you would like to attend the prime rib dinner, call for reservations at 567-3988 and RSVP by Wednesday. The cost of the dinner is $15 per person. If you would like to donate your favorite pie, you are encouraged to bring it by the center at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Last week's Teen Night had 38 young people in attendance. Teens will meet this week at the fairgrounds Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. Admission is $3 to cover the expenses for the room. If you have any questions, give Lara McGinnis a call at 398-4468.

Other Ninilchik news

4-H shines

The following is the remaining 4-H winners from the fair held in Ninilchik in August:

Katrina Truesdell: Paper mache "Gamana" blue ribbon; fruit bowl blue ribbon; "Gargoyle" blue ribbon; coil pinch pot blue ribbon; mask blue ribbon; pinch pot blue ribbon; slab relief heart shape blue and purple ribbons; coil pot blue ribbon; stick unicorn blue ribbon; scenery acrylic painting blue and purple ribbons; and slab vessel - blue ribbon.

Nicholas Truesdell: Apron blue, purple and grand champion ribbons; and pillow case - blue ribbon.

Releigh VanNatta: Plants of Alaska collection - Cloverbud.

Kathleen VanVolkenburg: Craft desk blue ribbon; sea life habitat blue ribbon; felt people blue, purple and grand champion ribbons; tissue box purse blue ribbon; messy spills blue ribbon; and scarf and hat blue ribbon.

Tucker VanVolkenburg: Hand drum Cloverbud; race cars - Cloverbud; tie dye skirt - Cloverbud; rain stick Cloverbud; egg crate crock -Cloverbud; pottery bowl Cloverbud; coasters Cloverbud; and pencil holder Cloverbud.

Cody Warfield: Market swine blue ribbon; market swine No. two blue ribbon; and swine showmanship blue ribbon.

Emily Werner: Market swine blue ribbon; market swine No. two - blue ribbon; and swine showmanship blue ribbon.

Trail Blazers: Club entry 4 H wheelbarrow planter blue ribbon.

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