Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:01 PM on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Arts enrich our community

What a bountiful weekend for Homer Council on the Arts with writers, readers, singers, drummers, dancers, donors, sponsors, supporters and bidders. Congratulations to the winners of the Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest and thank you for reading your winning entries. And thank you to the judges near and far for your time and expertise. Thank you to Bodett and Company, Homer Foundation and Homer News for supporting this 20 year-old literary tradition. Thank you to Robin Hopper for the benefit concert she so generously gifted to HCOA on Friday night. She is a fabulous storyteller and so skilled at weaving her stories with her songs. Her workshop on Saturday and Sunday was deeply appreciated by those who participated and the group hopes to have her back. Thank you Alaska State Council on the Arts, Era Alaska, Ocean Shores Motel and Nomad Shelters for supporting this enriching and inspiring workshop. Despite the wild and windy snowstorm on Saturday night, the Elks Lodge was filled with rhythm and enthusiastic support during the Marimba Madness FUNdraiser. Thank you to the bands Shamwari, Zuva and Rufaro for a fabulous night of marimba music. The raffles and auctions were quick and mighty with Dave Aplin on the mic.

Thank you Homer supporters and those visiting Homer for your amazing bids on the delicious desserts. Thank you to the bakers and thank you Don Joses and Fat Olives for your donated pizza. And to all the HCOA volunteers, staff and board members who work so hard to support the arts in Homer. How satisfying it is to see the efforts of our work reflected back with dances, smiles, laughs and gratitude acknowledging how the arts truly enrich our lives in Homer.

Gail Edgerly, executive director

Homer Council on the Arts