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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2001

Many contribute to success of KPTMC's annual fund-raiser

On Nov. 16, the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council held its annual fund-raising banquet and auction. This year we are celebrating 10 years of marketing the Kenai Peninsula as a year-round tourism destination.

This mission that we are charged with would be impossible to fulfill without the ongoing support of the community and the Kenai Peninsula Borough. We would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their unstinting generosity in helping us to do so.

Our event sponsors included Kenai Chrysler, Kenai Fjords Tours, Walters & Associates, Wells Fargo Bank, Alaska Wildland Adventures, the city of Kenai and Land's End Resort.

Donations to the banquet and auction were graciously provided by Renown Charters and Tours, Memory Lane, Homer Ocean Charters, Norman Lowell, Orca Theatres, Deep Creek Custom Packing, Sheraton Hotel Anchorage, Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Alaska State Parks, The Fitness Place, Alaskan Gift & Gallery, Alaska Riverways Inc., Chena Hot Springs Resort, Tesoro Alaska, Alaska Railroad, Alaskan Brewing Co., Major Marine Tours, Country Liquors, Era Aviation, Robin Place Fabric, Artique Limited, IdidaRide Sled Dog Tours, Cozy Cushions, Seward Helly Hansen Store, Alaska SeaLife Center, Four D Carpet One, Reflections Alaska, Alaska Rivers Company, Adamas Design, Martin Mines, Kenai River Sportfishing Association, Kobuk Jade Co. Arctic Silk, Mc-Mac Shoppe, Historic Anchorage Hotel, Anchorage Concert Association, Midnight Sun Hobbies, CIRI Alaska Tourism, Alaska Wilderness Recreation & Tourism Association, Sweeney's, Phillips Cruises and Tours, Anchorage Daily News, Denali Raft Adventures, Denali Park Resorts, Picture Alaska Gallery, Princess Tours, Frames and Things, The Cove Gallery, Alaska Wildland Adventures, North Wind Home Gallery, Sadler's Furniture, Kenai Blockbuster Video, Color Art Printing, Resurrection Bay Gallery, KPC Floral Design Class, The Candy Bouquet, Petal Pushers, Soldotna Florist, FlowerHouse, Country Rose Flowers, Alaska Krafts, Bardarson Studio, Blakeley's Auction Co., Linda Swarner, LaMex Restaurant, AK Business Monthly, ArtWorks, Spenard Builders, Schuck's Auto Supply, Williams Express, Godfather's Pizza, Fred Meyer, Passions, Koskovich, Lynden Transport, Stylistix -- Debbie, Bridgett and Traci Weisz, Priscilla's Hair Design, J&G Friends Styling Salon, the Haircutters, Signatures, Kmart, the Incense Burner, Tony's Diesel Repair and Coffee Roasters.

We would also like to give a heartfelt thanks to our volunteers from First National Bank, Gaye Dawkins, Julie Wheeler, Betsy Petterson and Nancy Dolezilek in handling the ticket taking and auction cash out. Additionally we want to thank Nichole Polzin for her display of the auction items and Riz Arbelovsky, Ardith Arbelovsky and Marilyn Tressler for their help in stuffing envelopes and getting auction items ready.

And finally and most gratefully, a huge kudos to all of you wonderful folks who attended the festivities. Without you it could not have happened!

In appreciation,

Cindy Olds and Myra Arbelovsky

for the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council Board of Directors

Craft fair means it's beginning to look more like Christmas

The Skyview High School National Honor Society recently worked with Soldotna Community Schools on our annual fall-winter Kids-Make-It-and-Take-It Craft Fair. The NHS students planned the crafts, made supply lists and then helped the students to create simple crafts.

From greeting cards for mom and dad to tree ornaments, cookies to decorate and eat to gak -- everyone left with lots of handmade crafts to share with family and friends. The "project of the day" was a 126-foot red, white and blue paper chain for the Soldotna Patriotic Christmas in the Park celebration, scheduled for Dec. 7 at the Soldotna Senior Center.

The NHS students who worked so hard to make the craft project afternoon a"Super Saturday" were chairperson Carrie Collins, Angel Hollers, Christine Hayes, Laura Tarbox, Shaina Davis, Desirae Dix, Anna Barnes, Roxy Kotzin, Junnie Hanson, Tony Lewis, Lela Wiley, Alecia Wood and Skyview NHS adviser Linda Raemaeker.

"Partner projects" such as these are important events for both age groups and Soldotna Community Schools appreciates the support of these fine young Skyview High School students, with their creativity and energy, and the

parents of the younger folks who make a point of supporting our ongoing activities with their attendance. Thanks to all!

Rosie Reeder, lead coordinator

Soldotna Community Schools



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