Homer welcomes youth conference

How does one engage, teach, lodge, feed and inspire more than 160 youth from around the state for three days and nights in April? Ask one’s community to help. Facing the task of hosting this year’s statewide Youth Court conference in Homer, we asked our neighbors, friends, city and local businesses, schools and nonprofits for help. Every single one of you stepped up and helped us realize our dream of an interactive and thought-provoking symposium of new ideas, skills, knowledge and activities.

From the people and entities we acknowledge in our ad this week to those drivers who stopped for a horde of teens with blue back packs as they crossed the street, we appreciate the support we received from all of you. Your welcome to our guests was as bright and warm as the weather and for that we sincerely thank you.