Ninilchik Community News

Posted: Monday, October 29, 2007

On Oct. 17 and 18, four teens from Ninilchik teamed up with Cooperative Extension youth agent Nancy Veal and 4-H leader Suzan Cobb to help with the health fairs in Nanwalek and Port Graham.

The teens put on a skit for the young people to promote making healthy choices in food, snacks and drinks. Teen leaders were Sarah Cobb, Misty Knox, David Pherson and Carla Pherson and are members of the Trail Blazers 4-H Club. They told me one highlight of the trip was having the young people there demonstrate the Native games for them.

"One of the guys showed me how to do the high kick," David said, "He even said I was actually pretty good at it!"

The teens also said they enjoyed making new friends and exchanged e-mail addresses with them. The teen leaders are looking forward to returning to Port Graham to help establish a 4-H club there in the near future.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Scholastic book fair held in the Ninilchik School library, starting today from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will be held daily through Friday. Call Marni Boone at 567-3709 for more information.

Ninilchik Traditional Council Annex Programs and the American Legion Auxiliary will host the 17th annual Halloween Hoot from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the fairgrounds. Participants are encouraged to bring a carved pumpkin for the judging contest.

There will be entertainment and a costume parade at 7:30 p.m.

Coordinators would like to extend thanks to the community for their help and support in making a fun and safe Halloween for our young people. If you have any questions, call Linda Painter at 567-3370.

I always look forward to seeing the creativity and handicrafts that the community displays and sells at the annual holiday bazaar held in Ninilchik. Like last year, the Ninilchik School band will host the event and proceeds from table rentals will help raise money for the band.

The holiday bazaar and rummage sale will be held at the fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday If you are interested in being a vendor, tables are being rented for $20 each or two for $30. Call Lisa Nissley at 567-3301 for more information.

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