Soldotna seniors say ‘mahalo’ for luau support

Soldotna seniors say ‘mahalo’ for luau support

Soldotna Senior Center would like to thank all of the volunteers that worked tirelessly and all of the donors that supported our Hawaiian Luau fundraiser.

We would like to thank Senator Peter Micciche for taking time out of his busy schedule to be our auctioneer and his wonderful family for assisting with the outcry auction. We would also like to thank Estelle Parks and Dorothy Diamond for the many hours spent soliciting and picking up all the great donations, and to Bunny Chong for her choreography and teaching the amazing Hawaiian entertainment. Our hats of to the hula troupes Na Manu Olu and Pua Mae Ole for their performances.

We would like to thank George Parks, Al Chong, Ken Reichert, Gary Sheen and Ed Panus for hanging the ceiling netting and all of the decorators that made the Center so beautiful. Another special thank you to our chefs Al, Paul and Sam, kitchen assistant Dean, table setters, servers, silent auction attendees, cashiers, photographers and clean up crew.

We would also like to recognize and thank all of our very generous donors including Bailey’s Furniture, Aspen Hotel, First National Bank Alaska, Arby’s, Fred Meyer’s One Stop Shop, Auto Zone, River City Books, Salvage Arts, Susan’s Bath &Body Boutique, Kenai River Brewery, Spenard Builders Supply, Wells Fargo Bank, Gladys Routh, Bunny Chong, Barbara Trombley, Trustworthy Hardware, Trinity Greenhouse, Alyeska Tire, Walgreens, Frames &Things, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Liz @ Alaska Driving Academy, Gamas Designs, Sweeney’s Clothing, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Nita Douthit, Katie MacLeod, King Salmon Restaurant, Phormations Chiropractic and Day Spa, Totally Radish Deli &Market, Golden International Restaurant, Acapulco Restaurant, Nikko Gardens, Don Jose’s Restaurant, Buckets Sports Grill, Holiday Gas Station, Jersey Subs, Ron Walden, Dorothy Diamond, Northcountry Fair, Poppy Lane Flowers, Caribou Family Restaurant, Donna Swaby, Dana Nichols-Hooked on Fishing, Leona Creary, Joni Dykstra, Shelby Dykstra, and Pat Easton. We would also like to thank the excellent media coverage of the Peninsula Clarion Newspaper and KBAY Radio.

Thank you to the community for supporting this very popular fundraising event. The Hawaiian Luau is one of our biggest fundraisers, and we attribute our great success to all of our volunteers and donors. Thank you all! We couldn’t do it without you.


George W. Parks