Faire, ballet usher in holidays

The holiday season was heralded in again with another season of the Nutcracker Faire. Thank you to the Homer folks and visitors between here and Anchorage, for joining us at the Faire and supporting the artists of the Lower Kenai Peninsula. Thank you to the vendors for your effort and hours, providing a variety of wares and an abundance of creativity. Thank you to Joy Steward, Carol Comfort, Pat McNary and all the musicians who provided wonderful music on the stage all weekend. Thank you to the Homer High School custodians for your vigilance in quickly attending to our needs. And thank you to the HCOA staff, board members, Ken Domela, Kathy Drew and Cindy Nelson for the fabulous coordination of the Faire. And over 40 volunteers who helped with loading, unloading, parking, taping, manning the HCOA food booth and HCOA information table, and ushering for the Nutcracker Ballet.
Between the Faire and the Ballet, Homer, once again, was fully alive with what is possible with the resources we have: the Homer High School and Mariner Theatre, devoted parents, talented and committed students, so many volunteers, an abundance of artists, and a supportive, willing community. Thank you all.
Gail Edgerly
Executive director
Homer Council on the Arts