Letters to the Editor

Cosmic gratitude

Sincerest cosmic gratitude to all that attended the benefit at Moose Run on Sunday, Oct. 6. I was quite honored and surprised at the turnout. An eternal thanks to Ed and Sara Berg, Michael at K-Bay CAffe, Colt and Dali from Wasabi’s, Marlon and Terry, John and Beth Carroll (the hostess with the mostest), my karmic angel in San Diego, the donors, musicians, and, well, everybody in our great little town.

I’m still in a state of shock and awe — the good kind. It’s good to live in Homer.

Aloha nui,

Wes “the Mess” Schacht

Paver service to HCOA appreciated

Homer Council on the Arts would like to extend our sincere thanks to Peggy Paver for her service as our Executive Director for the past four years. Peggy has been a devoted advocate for HCOA and its mission of arts for all. Among her many accomplishments at the helm of HCOA we are especially grateful for her noteworthy fundraising efforts, updating our digital systems and the new website, and developing inclusive programming that has culminated in many meaningful events bringing people of all abilities together through creative endeavors. On behalf of HCOA’s members and all the people in our community whose lives were enriched by your work here:

Thank You, Peggy. We wish you all the best in retirement and your next adventures.

Kiki Abrahamson, for the HCOA Board.

Time to sign up for Thanksgiving baskets

Thanksgiving Baskets 2019 is here. Get your application and turn it in. Applications will be available at The Homer Food Pantry, the First National Bank Alaska, The Salvation Army Thrift Store, and Anchor Point Food Pantry. If you have any questions, please call or leave a message at 310-990-3455.

To all the awesome citizens of Homer, if you would like to make a donation for this cause, it would be greatly appreciated. Please send any checks to the Kachemak Bay Lions, P.O. Box 1824 Homer, AK 99603.

Sincerely yours,

David Jimenez, President and Chairman, Kachemak Bay Lions Thanksgiving Basket Program

Thanks for helping students explore careers

A big thank you goes out to the following community members who presented career topics to Homer High School FOL groups October 15, 2019: Christine Kulcheski; Lucinda Martin; Anthony Salinas; Irene Saxton; Courtney Moody; Samantha Cunningham; Jen Hakala; Kim Schuster; Nancy Bishop; Sue Mauger; Karen Northrop; Janel Sweeney; Evangelina Biggs; Jim Bartilson; and Rose Masui. The guests covered jobs from making chocolates to world travel, manufacturing products and physical therapy. In addition, there were presentations on technology, marine biology, and stream conservation, becoming an EMT or being a CNA. Nursing was included, mental health careers and money management too. What’s more, we had a session that covered job readiness and employment skills. Over 100 students participated while others attended the KPBSD College/Career Fair in Kenai.

We will continue to have guest speakers throughout the year on many topics. Furthermore, the schools at other locations other than Homer are also going to participate with career visitor activities. People interested in becoming a job presenter please call Gia Baker, Career Guidance Liaison for the Lower Kenai Peninsula at 907-235-4639.

Gia Baker

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