Support for Memorial Day event appreciated

First of all, I’d like to thank God for protection over the people and homes in our community and for all the many people and churches who prayed and supported this event. A great big thank you to all those who participated, in any way, in this past Memorial Day Community Picnic and Music Fest on the Kenai Beach. I so love and appreciate every one of you!

This event gave people a place to come with their families (some who’d been evacuated from their homes), to enjoy the day and have a good time. This was a dream of mine, to have people gather together on the beach to sing, play guitars, drums, etc. and share with the community about the love we have here through music. It was a wonderful day to honor, respect, appreciate and give thanks to God, you and all those who’ve served others and/or our country, in any way!

The food, musicians, volunteers and people kept coming and stayed for almost four hours.

We had so much support from the community and I’m sorry, I don’t know all your names, but God does. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! This couldn’t have been such a successful, fun event without all the participants whether you donated, volunteered, brought food, encouraged and/or showed up and brought your families, to enjoy all the work of those who love and care about this community. This was a community event that took everyone’s help and participation. I especially thank all the leaders and congregation of Kalifonsky Christian Center for the amazing prayer covering. You guys went over and above the call of support and I love and appreciate you all! Thank you for believing in me and in loving this community enough to help see the walls come down that try to separate and divide our Brothers and Sisters, in Jesus Christ. We have proved that this is a community, that is truly working on bringing unity! We love this community and hope to keep working together, to make it a better and safe place!

If you helped in any way, your participation was not unnoticed. I appreciate all the helpers, donations and volunteers who made this a memorable Memorial Day Celebration. I’d love to hear from you if you participated in any way and/or have any suggestions, comments and/or concerns. Would you like to see these type of events happen more regularly and/or yearly? Please email me at or call/text 907-394-8768/707-7056.