Many people make benefit a success

Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Many thanks to everyone who helped to make the Ivy Howland dinner and fundraising auction on Dec. 5 such a huge success! Thanks to students and staff at Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science, Mountain View Elementary, Kenai Middle School, and Kenai Central High School for their efforts.

Thanks also to Country Foods, McDonald's, auctioneer Darrell Hagen, the Coburn family, and friends and relatives of the Howland family for making this event possible.

Thanks to the many individuals and businesses who generously provided items or services for the balloons, silent auction, and outcry auction: Affinity Salon, AK Rays, AK Reel Caf, Alaska Handicrafts, Alaska Lanes, Alaska Wild Photography, Alaskan Wilderness Etchings, Already Read Books, Arctic Cat, Arctic Fox Alaskan Adventures, Arctic Fox Espresso, A Star Reflection Salon, Bear's Den , Beemun's, Blockbuster, Body, Mind & Spirit, Brad Langvardt, Buckets Sports Grill, Carol Walkiewicz, Casey DeSiena, Cathy Heus, Central Emergency Services, Christine Bergholtz, Christine Gehrett, City of Kenai, Coffee Express, Coffee Roasters, Cold Stone Creamery, Columbia Paint, Dan's TV, Dan Verkuilen, Dena Cunningham, Don Jose's, Donna Steele, Dragonfly Studios, Duck Inn, Era Aviation, Etc. by Su, Evolve Salon, First National Bank, Fran LeNard, Froso's , Funky Monkey, GCI, Golden Tan, Gourmet Garden, Grant Aviation, Greta Cox, GT Sidelines, Hair Force, Halcyon Spalon, Hey Wire Jewelry, Home Depot, Hooked on the Bean, Instant Replay, Janet & Taylor Matson, Jean Dixon, Jeff Baker, Jenny Neyman, Jersey Subs, Jewelry by Jem, Kaladi's , Kaleidoscope Brownie Troop, Kaleidoscope PTA, Karla Barkman, Kassik's Brewery, Kenai Airport Hotel, Kenai Fire Department, Kenai Kryptonite, Kenai Mall Barber Shop, Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors, Kenai Police Department, Kenai River Brown Bears, Kenai River Pizza, Kenai Vision Center, Kenai Visitors Center, Kings Treasures, Krista Timlin, Kristin Smith, Ladies of Nikiski Church of Christ, Land's End Resort, Lane Beauchamp, Libby Berezin, Lisa Benson, Little Ski-Mo's, Lois Bisset, Major Marine Tours, Marion Nelson, Marion's Plan & Plant, Mary's Hair Styling, Matson Winery, McDonald's, Metal Magic, Midas, Mike Morgan, Mindy Chamberlin, Mugz Coffee Lounge, Nancy Dolezilek, Narrow Road Productions, Orca Theater, Our Best Friends, Pacific Seafoods, Papa Murphy's , Paradisos , Pat Porter, Peninsula Art Guild, Peninsula Athletic Club, Peninsula Health Center, Peninsula Medical Cosmetics, Peninsula Oilers, Pizza Hut, Radio Shack, Redoubt Reporter, Representative Mike Chenault, Ridgeway Farms, River City Books, River City Salon, Saltry Restaurant, Sandra Lewis, Scott Hamann, Sharp's Billiards, Shawna Shields , Sheila Oelrich, Signatures , Spenard Builders Supply, St. Elias Brewing Company, Stylistix , Sue Wright, Sugar Magnolias, Susan's Body & Bath Boutique, Sweeney's, Tesoro, Tim's Janitorial Service, Tom Wagoner, Trustworthy Hardware, Twin Cities Vet Clinic, Ultimate Tan, Uptown Motel, Vance Gaddis, Veronica's, Wayne Johnson Photography, Wild North Photography, and Zorbas' Greek Alaskan Catering.

Finally, thanks to everyone in the community who attended the dinner and generously supported our fundraising efforts. Ivy and her family and friends truly appreciate the amazing emotional and financial support of this community as Ivy continues her fight against cancer at Seattle Children's Hospital.

Lane Beauchamp, Justin Carr, Jean Dixon, Margaret Gilman, Kippy Mena, Susan Nabholz, Megan O'Neill, Laura Sievert, Michelle Steinbeck and Cathy Zorbas



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