Posted: Monday, September 30, 2002

KPC golf tournament a success because of community support

Kenai Peninsula College would like to thank the organizers, sponsors and participants in the 2002 Kenai Chrysler Classic Golf Tournament for their support of vocational education programs at the college.

KPC was the recipient of a major donation from the proceeds of the popular golf tournament. Bob Favretto, owner of the Kenai Chrysler Center, presented KPC Director Gary Turner with a check for $12,550 during the Sept. 18 Kenai Chamber of Commerce meeting. The money will be used to implement a new associate of applied science degree in computer system administration that KPC expects to offer in the fall of 2003.

KPC is so fortunate to have such fabulous community support, such as this major donation, to support existing vocational education programs and help develop new programs.

Hats off to all the fine golfers, tournament organizers and sponsors whose contributions will allow KPC to offer another vocational degree program to train Alaska's workers and keep our workforce strong.

Suzie Kendrick, Community relations coordinator, Kenai Peninsula College

Agrium employees help kids with toy donation program

Hats off to Agrium employees for personally taking an interest in Frontier Community Services Early Intervention Program. We give you all a huge "thank you" and also to Amy Manuel at Agrium for organizing the toy donation.

Agrium really gave it everything when they donated more than 100 new toys to our program.

Amy Manuel dressed up as "Fertie," the fertilizer pellet, and greeted cars at 5:30 a.m. to help the children in this area. The employees she greeted willingly went and bought developmentally stimulating toys to support our local and rural program, which couldn't run without toys.

The Early Intervention Department is a free program for children from birth to 3 years old who may have challenges in speech, fine or gross motor skills, vision, hearing, social emotional and self-help skills. We provide free home visits, contacts and educational material to parents.

We couldn't provide the services without the toys. Thank you for being so thoughtful and taking time out of your schedule to support us. Wow!

Shannon Parker, Amy Stock, Amanda Faulkner, Linda Leveque and, Renie Aragon Frontier Community Services, Early intervention staff

Sept. 11 event raises funds for local emergency workers

The Ninilchik Community would truly like to express our thanks and appreciation to the American Legion Post No. 18 family for hosting a very special 911 Sept. 11th event. This wonderful event -- spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction -- was a fund-raiser for our local EMTs, firefighters and local trooper.

It was a class act from beginning to end -- a great time for all who attended. They raised well over $3,000. Hopefully, this will become a yearly event. God bless.

Susan Byrne, Ninilchik

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