The Nikiski seniors want to show our appreciation to the individuals and businesses that gave us tremendous support and generosity through donations for the 11th Thelma McConnell Scholarship Dinner and Auction.
A hearty thank-you goes to the Nikiski Recreation Community Center for the use of its facility, to Ron’s Rent-a-Center for the tables and chairs, and U-Haul for the use of a truck for hauling supplies.
Those businesses and individuals donating were: ACS, Agrium, Air Liquide, Alaska Lanes, Alaska Northwest Gifts and More, Allen and Peterson, ANCO (Coca-Cola), Audrey Johnson, Bailey’s Furniture, Barbara Brinkerhoff, Bear Paw, Bishop Lake Studio, Blue Grouse, Body Masters, BP Exploration, Cad-Re Feed, Candy Bouquet, Chris Jenness, CISPRI, Claudia’s Ceramics, CNK Computer Solutions, Colleen Jorgensen, ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc., Delar’s, Dukowitz Machine Inc. Expressions, Espresso Barn, First National Bank of Anchorage, Fred Meyer, Fred Sturman, Freedom Reality, G and G Machines, Glacier Pontiac Inc., Gottschalks, Great Bear Ford, Great Northern Video, Greg’s Tire Service, Harrison Family, Herricks AAA Repair Service, Home Depot, Home Video, Hunger Hut, Janet Varvais, Kenai River Nursery, L and J Excavating Inc., Lighthouse Community Church, M and M Market, Marcella Erickson, Margie Ware, Marie Hair Studio, Mary Jean Ivy, Melissa Reinhold, Mike Chenault, Nero’s, New Peking, Nikiski Building Supply, Nikiski Hair and Nails, Noelita Lopez, North Peninsula Recreation, Ocean Beauty Products, Offshore Systems Kenai, Ohana’s Restaurant, Rosita’s, Safeway of Kenai and Soldotna, Sharon Burdick, Soldotna Professional Pharmacy, Spenard Builders Supply, Steve’s Chevron, Subway of Kenai, Sweeney’s, Tesoro, The Place, The Tree House Restaurant, VECO, Wells Fargo, Wishing Well and XTO Energy.
Many thanks to the volunteers from our center, community and Nikiski High School. Our young people, led by teachers Lucas and Kristen Pelles, were Justin and Josh Vance, John McGiff, Sam Zulkany, Julia Baker, Jessica Bowlin, Jeremi Carol, Steven Hayatt, Steve Taylor, Jesse Cook, Sarah Herrin, James Barret, Laura Rooper, Kara Bethune, Karina Lorenzo, J.R. Cox, Justin Smith, Tatiana Butler, Jaysane Hagstrom and Josh Ball.
We also thanks Dale Couch and grandson, Mike, Dee Hamilton, Mary Jean Ivy, Retha Hall, Loreta Harrison, Janet Varvais, Linda Laughridge, Jody and Dorothy Pritchard, Sandy Green, Ken Reinhold, Dave and Pam Lashley, Akio, Lahunta and Daylon Ward, Eunice Witalec, Jim and Nedra Evenson, Steve Ulofoahio, Jack Norris, Anna May Miller, Ray and Marian Nickelson, Carol Leeper, Sharon Copeland, Sherry Collinsworth, Rachel and Albert Parra, Tammy Berdahl, LoRetta, Brian, Brandon and Jodi Cook, Jami Bergozini, Rich Hunt, Jeff Hering, Ronnie Frank, Colleen Vance, Greg, Leigh and Zach Sanger, Mike Thomas, Wayne Patterson and the Nikiski Fire Department.
Also, thanks to all who attended, making this year another great success.
Nikiski Senior Citizens Center
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