Homer residents — young, old and in between — came together on Saturday, July 9, to celebrate the 60 years South Peninsula Hospital has served the lower Kenai Peninsula area.
Many chowed down on a barbecue lunch provided by Black Jaxx BBQ, a local food truck in Homer and Soldotna, enjoying ribs, salad, watermelon, popsicles and other classic summer picnic fare. Local bands — Seaside Singers, Vheneka Marimba, and Cathy Stingley and Friends — performed throughout the event, as well as a ukulele audience sing-along.
Kachemak Emergency Services gave tours of a fire truck to families, letting children explore the inside of the truck as well.
Despite the slightly rainy weather, the Homer Emblem Club spun cotton candy for those with sweet teeth, and kids had the opportunity to get their face painted as well.