Nikiski Community News

Posted: Monday, October 15, 2007

Good day to all my Nikiski neighbors.

We were graced by a bit of snow last week. While I am sad to see the summer go, the thrill of area children made the white stuff a happy event.

There was a great turnout at the Built It Festival at Nikiski North Star Elementary. Kids of all ages show up for a free spaghetti dinner, provided by the PTA and Nikiski Boys and Girls Club Torch Club and then minds were challenged as groups worked on mathematical and art related activities.

Stop and Go has a new lighted sign located in front.

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will offer blood pressure checks today at 11:30 a.m.

Flu shots will be offered for adults Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the senior center. There is no fee for Medicaid card holders; all other adults will be billed.

For more information, call the Kenai Public Health Center at 335-3400.

An American Association of Retired Persons class will be held Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m.

The Nikiski Community Recreation Center will hold a teen night on Oct. 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call Tammy at 776-8800.

North Kenai Yoga will resume weekly classes Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. in the Nikiski pool classroom. The classes are for beginning through intermediate levels, for all ages. For more information, call Virginia at 776-3495.

The annual PTA fall carnival and raffle will be held Oct. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Nikiski North Star Elementary. The event is the largest fundraiser of the year and the money raised goes to the students. Baby-sitting will be provided by Nikiski's local Girl Scout Troop. To volunteer for the carnival, call Samantha Moore at 776-8392.

For more information on raffle tickets, call Kelli Brewer at 776-5520. Several area businesses have donated items for the event.

Eight Nikiski youths won ribbons at the Palmer State Fair. They are: Logan Boyle, Sarah Hall, Jenna and Megan Hansen, Chena and Penelope Litzen and Kathleen and Tucker Vanvolkenburg.

The kids entered educational displays, scarves, candles, jewelry, and musical items, and several received red, blue and purple ribbons.

Happy birthday wishes go to Shelly Buchholz and Geroge Therriault on Oct. 15; Alycia Bowen and Jeannie McIrvin on Oct. 16; Geri Brigham on Oct. 17; Bill DeLong on Oct. 19 and Marilyn Every on Oct. 21.

Happy anniversary to Bob and Durainey Rawls on Oct. 18; Mark and MaryAnn Yerkes on Oct. 19; and Charles and June Toloff on Oct. 20.



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