Students plus seniors is perfect equation

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2005

Our community needs to be applauded for the support of our youth. I would like to thank Country Foods, Three Bears, Safeway and Dairy Queen of Soldotna for donations that assisted with supplying food for the Kenai Central High School civic students Oktoberfest-Karaoke Night fund-raiser at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center.

I would like to thank Kenai Central High School for allowing the students to use the culinary arts kitchen to prepare the food for the event. A big thank you to Holly Zwink for being the students' chaperone for the day, her encouragement to the students, the doughnuts and juice and pitching in when needed.

A big thank you to members of Senior Connection for their donations of assorted cakes and assisting with the senior high students in serving and hosting, as well as being a part of the evening. A thank you for the senior center's cook for assisting us with getting meat prepared and helping get pans and utensils ready.

A thank you the center's activity coordinator, LuAnn Barrett, for her expertise in dining room management and decorating skills. A big thank you to Paul Fisher for allowing the students to be on the radio and "Sound Off."

A great time was had by all. Senior high students singing with elder seniors, high school students serving food, enjoying the company of community members, including families, students and elders.

I would like to thank the guests who purchased tickets to support this event. The students exceeded their goal in raising money to be used for the after-prom breakfast in April to be cooked and served by the Kenai Senior Connection Inc. at the senior center.

This event demonstrates that different generations can come together for an enjoyable evening, share each other's company and have good clean fun. Thank you to all who made the event a success.

Rachael Craig, Director

Kenai Senior Citizens Center, (And mother of one of the students)

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