Flappers returned to the Kenai Peninsula last week as the Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors (KPAR) returned to the days of the Roaring 20’s for a roaring good time. After nearly a century since a new American woman was born known as a Flapper, the legacy lives on in the Last Frontier. The Flapper smoked, drank, danced, and voted. She cut her hair, wore make-up, and went to petting parties. She was giddy and took risks. She was a flapper. She was feminine but also broke through several gender barriers for her attire allowed her to participate in sports, including golf, roller skating, and bicycling. The Roaring into the 1020’s dinner & comedy show was the idea of Kristy Weber, of Redoubt Realty, “We’ve done projects to support Hospice and Habitat for Humanity for many years and I thought this would be a different event that would also be a lot of fun.”
Melissa Duffy is the CEO for KPAR and told the Dispatch, “The Kenai Peninsula Association of REALTORS was excited to host the first annual Roaring into the 1920’s Dinner and Comedy Show Valentine’s weekend. Each year we host a fundraiser to support Habitat for Humanity and Hospice of the Central Peninsula and this year’s comedy show was a big hit! Attendees dressed up and really got into the 20’s theme and comedians Fred Koski, Stro Pitzke, and Dave Burroughs had the crowd roaring. Our emcee for the evening, Chris Story added to the comedic entertainment and local band Just We Two rounded out the evening with their amazing music. The prime rib dinner from Kenai Catering was outstanding, specialty 1920’s themed libations from the Upper Deck were delicious and enjoyed by everyone. And the 907 Photobooth gave us the opportunity to use their props go home with a photo to remember.
We’d like to give a huge thanks to the sponsors that helped make this happen; AlaskaUSA Mortgage, Stewart Title, Sports Med Alaska, First National Bank Alaska – Lending Department, Kelly Griebel – Century 21 Realty Solutions Freedom Realty. Without their generous support, this event never would have happened.”
With spring right around the corner, the Kenai Peninsula Association of REALTORS is looking forward to hosting the 31st Annual Sport, Rec and Trade Show which will be May 14th and 15th. “We love offering community events and can’t wait to see everyone again this year at the show,” said Duffy. To acquire vendor space or learn more about KPAR’s Sport Rec & Trade Show call Melissa at 907-262-1851or log on to kenaisportshow.com.