Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2000

Many contribute to success of Alaska Moose Convention

The Peninsula Moose Lodge joined forces with Moose Lodges all over Alaska to provide the annual Alaska Moose Convention here in Kenai.

This event was held at the Moose Lodge located at 12853 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai, Mile 11.5 Kenai Spur Highway by C-Plaza. The event provided Alaskans from all over the state the opportunity to train, share ideas and provide funding for programs such as the Challenger Learning Center, to mention just one.

While the motels and restaurants benefited from this fall event, many individuals and businesses need to be recognized for their generosity to this year's Alaska Moose Convention, including: Dan Van Zee of Kenai Hertz Car Sales, Kenai Merit Inn, AT&T Wireless Services, Peak Construction, Salamatoff Native Association, Seekins Ford, J & J Landscaping, M & M Market, Kenai Mayor John Williams, Unocal, Mike Chenault, Williams Express, U.S. Postal Service, First National Bank of Anchorage, American Legion Auxiliary Kenai Unit No. 20, the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, Peninsula Internet and the many, many volunteers who helped make this state convention a huge success.

We want to express our deep appreciation for their support and generosity, that in turn is then given to the youth, handicapped, senior citizen, scouting, individuals in need, and those less fortunate of our community.

Jack Roller, chairman

Alaska Moose Convention

Peninsula Moose Lodge No. 1942

People, businesses help kick off snowmachine season with party

This is a very big "thank you" to many folks and local merchants for all their help and donations to make the "Snowmachine Kickoff Party" a success.

Special thanks to Jared Swanson; Denice, Doyle and David Tourtellot; Liz and Chris Hayes; Faith and Troy Tankersley; Nancy Dolezilek; Sue Wilson; Julie Derkavorkian; Kathy and Bill Lopeman; and Carrie and Mike Wickman. Also, special thanks to the following merchants: A-1 Enterprises, Alaska Bolt and Chain, Alaska Oil Sales, Alyeska Sales and Service - Soldotna, Arctic Motor Sports, ATEC, B and C Carquest, Craig Taylor, Davis Block, Frontier Auto, G.F. Sherman Signs, Mactel, NAPA - Kenai and Soldotna, Outlaw Body & Paint, River Sea and Marine, Riverside Carquest, Riverside House, Seekins Ford, Spenard Builders Supply, Stewarts Landing, Sweeney's Clothing, R and K Industries, Ron's Rent-it Center and Central Emergency Services.

We also would like to say thanks to the officers and members of the Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers for their help and support.

Chuck and Donna Tachick, co-chairs

Snowmachine Kickoff Party

Day of Caring volunteers build boardwalk at Camp Kushtaka

Camp Fire Boys and Girls extend a heartfelt thank you to the fall United Way Day of Caring volunteers.

BP employees Oz Arundell, Lynn Davis, and Marty Shearer accompanied by children Katie and Jacob, and Mike Eddings from Peak volunteered at Camp Kushtaka, which is our summer resident camp located on Kenai Lake near Cooper Landing.

With the use of a generator donated by Sterling Tool Rental, they built a much-needed boardwalk at the camp. We appreciate the great enthusiasm and support, and the outstanding work contributed by the fall Day of Caring volunteers.

Jill Pasewalk, executive director

Camp Fire Boys and Girls

After the Bell program possible because of collaborative effort

I would like to offer my sincere thanks to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula, Soldotna Community Schools, the city of Soldotna, the staff of Redoubt and Soldotna elementary schools, Soldotna Middle School, Skyview and Soldotna high schools, parents, and students for the continued support of the After the Bell program.

My reintroduction to the Soldotna community as the director of After the Bell has been encouraging, challenging and exciting. As we move forward this year and beyond, this collaborative effort such as ours will help create a continuous opportunity for our students to have every hope for a safe, secure environment during after-school hours.

Again, a grateful thank you for supporting a top-notch program for our youth made possible by all of you.

Jeanne Waldren, director

After the Bell

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