Many contribute to success of food bank's soup supper

Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2003

On behalf of the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank board of directors and staff, I wish to thank all of the participants who helped make the 2003 Soup Supper and Auction a success. This year we served Carrol Martin's Beef Stew utilizing Stephanie Lambe's 4-H Grand Champion Steer purchased by Udelhoven's Oilfield Services, Linda Kendall's Halibut Chowder, and Brenda and Cheryl's Vegetarian Garden Vegetable Soup to a sell-out crowd once again.

A very special thanks to the potters who supplied the beautiful handcrafted soup bowls to all ticketholders. These include Kenai Potters Guild members Susan Akaran, Judy Brandt, Ida Cockroft, Beverly Dean, Cindy Finwall, Sarah Glaves, Rebecca Holloway, Tammy Kraxberger, Charlie LaForge, Penny McClain, Dan Omundson, Donna Steele, Kristine Shine, Peggy Gill Thompson, Carol Walkiewicz, and Elizabeth West. Potters from the Anchorage Clay Art Guild include Carol Weddle, Joyce Munson, Sharon Randall, Paul Laverty, Bev Nash, Kathy Peters, Sharon Brown, Sidney Mehlschmidt, Jennifer Staley and Carol Bogart-Padgett. Other potters include Lisa Wood Pottery in Homer; Ann Wilson, Soldotna High School art teacher; Mark Harro, student; Erika Bronson, community volunteer; Erik Larson, Kenai Middle School art teacher; and Sandra Lewis, Skyview High School art teacher.

Volunteers who provided entertainment during the Soup Supper were Sue Biggs, Sarah Glaves and Jack Will. Thank you to Pastor Jon Walters of the Kenai United Methodist Church of the New Covenant who gave the invocation. Others who volunteered include Annaleese Arnold, Anne Bixby, Audrey Porter, Audrey Stafford, Barb and Norm Blakely of Blakeley's Auction Co. auctioneer and clerk Barbara Larson, Becky Cronkite, Phi Chapter Beta Sigma, Beth Strange, Bethany Mercurio, Bryson Winslow, Bunny Sutherland, Carol Freas, Cassie Kendall, Catherine DeLacee, Corbi Aaronson, Dan Van Zee, Diane Forgey, Dr. Nick and Sue Williams, Ed and Sharon Sleater, Hal Smalley, Jessica Jones, Jon and Gwen Preston, Karalee Martin, Karren Casper, Karissa Arnold, Ken Lancaster, Gwen Klawunder, Lisa Parker, Lyndon Manser, Marilyn Roche, Soldotna Mayor Dave Carey, Kenai Mayor John Williams, Ozzie Osborne, Pam Houston, Pam Olson, Pete Sprague, Randy Daly emcee for this evening and Steve Horn.

We appreciate the gracious donations of the following businesses and individuals who helped make our auction a successful event: Alaska Legacy, Alaska Legends Adventure Resort, Alaska Rep. Mike Chenault and his staff, Alaska SeaLife Center, Alaska Sen. Tom Wagoner, Alaska Serenity B&B, Alice Paulson, Ann Berg, Ann Wilson, Art works, Audrey Porter, Bailey's Furniture, Beluga RV Park, Betty Nelson, Betty Walden, Bev Nash, Billie Hardy, Bishop Lake Studio, Brown's Electrical Supply, Carol Walkiewicz, Carrs-Safeway in Kenai, Central Peninsula General Hospital, Cherlyn Landford, Christina Larson, Claudia Radvansky, Coffee Concepts, ConocoPhillips, Corbi Aaronson, Corporate Express, Country Foods, Crazy Broad Baking Co., Dale Kelley, Davis Block, Diana Lay, Flower House-Kenai, Frames & Things, Fred Meyer, Gallery 25, Great Bear Ford, Grossl Photography, Gwen Preston, Gypsy Jolly, H2Oasis Indoor Park, Healthy Changes, Helen Donahue, Hey Good Lookin', Hobo Jim, James Clark, James Fisher, Joan Flowers, Joan Hett, Joe Skrha, Kaladi Brothers, Karren Casper, Kasilof Construction, Kathleen's Beauty Salon, Kathy Flynn, Kathy Peters, Kenai Fjords Tours, Kenai Golf Course, Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Safari Club International, Kenai River Nursery, Laurine Maxwell, Lee Sparlin, Lila Ann Krohn, Linda Brandon, Linda Swarner, Lori Evans, Major Marine Tours, Marge Wiley, Marion Nelson, Martha and Deena Mault, Matthew Lay, Mavis Blazy-Lancaster, Mykel's Restaurant, Nancy Sweat, Norman Lowell Studio, Northcountry Fair, Paradisos, Pat Gilbreath, Pat Dixon, Pastor Jon Walters, Paul Laverty, Peninsula Clarion, Penny Gean Cuts, Petal Pushers, Phillip Grabowski of Kathleen's Beauty Salon, Pioneer of Alaska Igloo No. 33 and Auxiliary, Prism, Rebekah Riley, Regina Daniels, River City Books, Ruth Haring, Sassafras, Seavey's Iditarod Sled Dog Rides, Sharon Waisanen, Snug Harbor Seafoods, Soldotna Computer, Soldotna Professional Pharmacy, Soldotna Y Chevron, Sonoma Florist, Sports Den, Sterling Needleworks, Stub's Office Supply, Sweeney's Clothing, Tammy Kraxberger, The Clean Monkey, The Haircutters, The Grind, Totem Ocean Trailer Express Inc., Trinity Greenhouse, Trustworthy Hardware, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, Vintage Bath House and Wells Fargo in Kenai.

A very gracious thank you to our major sponsors: Agrium US Inc., Era Aviation, Udelhoven Oilfield Systems Service, Unocal, Call of the Wild, FedEx, Soldotna Church of the Nazarene, Spenard Builders Supply, Blazy Construction, Home Depot, Kenai Peninsula Harley Davidson, Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Safari Club International, Kenai United Methodist Church of the New Covenant, Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Peak Oilfield Service Company, Princess Tours, Quadco Inc., Salamatof Native Association, Soldotna Professional Pharmacy, and Walters & Associates. Hawaiian Vacations provided a raffle trip for two to Hawaii, which was won by Justin Goodman.

Linda Swarner

Executive director

Kenai Peninsula Food Bank

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