On Nov. 19, Safe Kids Kenai Peninsula and sponsors hosted the seventh annual Children’s Snowmobile Safety Awareness event at Soldotna Middle School. One hundred and four children ages 6 to 14 attended to learn safety tips for snowmobiling and purchase a full-faced, properly fitted snowmobile helmet.
I would like to thank our funding sponsors, partners and devoted volunteers who made this event possible.
Thanks to the state of Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Caterpillar, Inc-Global Mining Division, Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers and Napa Auto Parts for their funding. Thanks to A-1 Enterprises for loaning a machine, Burdick Enterprises for assisting us in purchasing helmets, Jersey Subs for providing lunch, Kenai Peninsula McDonald’s for door prizes, Soldotna Community Schools and Soldotna Middle School for providing us with a great space and Larry Streiff for donating his time to help from setup to cleanup.
Special thanks to our faithful volunteers: Dena Cunningham, Lauri Lingafelt, Sherry Spence, Mary Jo Robinson, Joan Miller, Sonny Haynes, Gordon Glaser, Mary Jane Hanley, Nancy Schrag, Doug, Lauri and Jared Lingafelt, Jim, Jacob and Gabe Fellman, Mary Lou Klauder, Tracy Silta, Mike and Dena Cunningham, Theresa Colton, Michelle Glaves, Kim Senn, Mackenzie Senn and Madison Cunningham, who are always willing to help.
Last but not least, I want to thank all those who took the time to bring their children to this event and who are taking steps to help keep their children safer while riding snowmobiles.
Jane B. Fellman, RN
Kenai Peninsula Safe Kids
for the Central Peninsula Area
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