The 13th annual Thelma McConnell Scholarship Auction and Dinner was successful again this year. Many thanks goes to all the businesses and individuals that participated. Thank you to the Nikiski Recreation Center for letting us hold this event in the facility and to Tammy Bardahl, Daniel Zulkanycz, Johni Libert, Casey McClure, Laura Smith and the Nikiski Fire Department for their help.
Those businesses and individuals that gave graciously were a Misty Memory, ASRC Energy Services, A Star Reflection, Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, Agrium, AIH, AlaskaLanes, Alaska Railroad Corp., Alaska SeaLife Center, AK Rays Tanning Salon, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Coca Cola of Kenai, Atigun Inc., Audrey Johnson, Barbara Brinkerhoff, Bear Paw, Beemun's, Bill's Distributing, Bishop's Attic, Bishop Lake Studio, Jim and Nedra Evenson, B.K. Kivi, The Blue Grouse Drive-In, Body, Mind & Spirit, BP GTL Plant, CH2M Hill, Candy Bouquet, Carl's Jr., Carquest Auto Parts, Charlie's Pizza, Charlotte's Restaurant-Bakery Caf, Claudette's, Sherry and Tony Collinsworth, Doris Perry, ConocoPhillips, Alaska Inc., Copy Cats, Curves, Dan's Automotive, Dan's T.V. & Appliances, Delar's, Don and Carol Leeper, Don and Trish Roderick, Dorothy Eby, Dukowitz Machine Inc., Durainey's Crane Service, Elite Health & Fitness, Energy Enhancements, Espresso Barn, First National Bank of Anchorage, Flower House, Fred Meyer, Freedom Realty, G&G Machine Shop, Gottshalks, Great Northern Video, Hali's Fish & Chips, Home Depot, Home Video, Hunger Hut, Jacquie Stauffer, Jeanine Russell, Jenness Graphic Designs, Jersey Subs, June Bethje, Kaladi Brothers Coffee Co., Kassik's Brew Shop, Kelly McCoy, Kenai Mall Barber Shop, 406 Restaurant, KeyBank, La Casa Italiana, Little Ski-Mo's, Log Gifts & Jewelry, M&M Market, Marcella Erickson, Mary Jean Ivy, Metal Magic, Mykel's Restaurant, NAPA, New Peking, Nikiski Building Supply, Nikiski Hair & Nails, Northcountry Fair, Offshore Systems Kenai, Old Town Bingo, One Stop Travel, Peak, Peninsula Oilers, Phormation Chiropractic & Day Spa, Playing With Fire Bead Studio, Radio Shack, Rediske Aire, Reindeer Pause, Kambe Theatre, Sadler's, Safeway of Soldotna, Safeway of Kenai, Sandy Bise, Sharon Burdick, Soldotna Professional Pharmacy, Soldotna Trustworthy Hardware, Spenard Builders Supply, Steve's Chevron, Sweeney's, Tazmoz Computer Spa, Tesoro, Burger Bus, Hair Force, The Place, Vineyard Christian Book Store, Three Bears, Treehouse Restaurant, Udelhoven, Ultimate Tan, Uptown Motel, Kenai Merit Inn, Vincent's Auto, Wells Fargo, XTO Energy and Zeny's Design Hair Studio.
Our young Nikiski High School students, led by Lucas Peless, who assisted in serving and cleaning up were Nick Kellie, Justin Smith, Leora Olsen, Peter McKay, Walker Boyle, Layne Griffith, Bob Seater, Tasha Thompson, Josh Vance, Heather Earles, Jewel Meader, Jaysane Hagstrom, Jesse Cook, Zack Sanger, Tim Griffith and Donny Herrick. Thank you for an outstanding job.
A special thank you to Leigh and Greg Sanger, Sherry Collinsworth, B.K. Kivi, Sandy Bise, Mary Jean Ivy, Carol and Don Leeper, Ray Nickelson, Robert Spillane, Pam and Dave Lashley, Anthony Coveyou, Jeremy Carroll, J.D. Schurosky, Stephen Hyatt, Geoff Sanger, Venetia Northrup, Heather and Jewel, Rechelle Bystedt, LoRetta Cook and Denver Copeland.
My deepest apologies to anyone that I may have omitted.
Also, we want to say thank-you to everyone who attended.
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