Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:02 PM on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It takes us all to build a playground

What does it take to build a fantastic new playground in only eight days, using almost all volunteer labor? You. The Homer Playground Project has made some great strides recently, including signing up a core group of Build Captains to be the backbone of the new playground Build Week (Sunday, May 20-Sunday, May 27.) Thank you, Captains. And were still recruiting more. Check out www.homerplaygroundproject.org. We look forward to honoring your incredible commitment to the playground in the weeks and months to come.

In addition, there are many folks to thank for their generous efforts to make the new playground a reality: Judy Foster and Fred Keller with their giant Radio Flyer Wagon, Sunny Bourgeois of Ocean House Inn, Kathy and Evan Vogl of the Mermaid Caf, Peter and Erin Micciche and family, Todd Steiner of Steiners North Star Construction, surveyor Steve Smith, Fat Olives Restaurant, Safeway, Two Sisters, Tia Pietsch (creator of HoPPs fabulous logo), Gee Denton, and many others.

The new playground would still be a hazy dream without the tireless and ongoing efforts of the whole HoPP crew: Glenna Shirts, Larry Shirts, Bekah Pearson, Kara Clemens, Cheryl Illg, Mike Illg, Laura Pomeroy, Rebecca Clarke, Angie Newby, Esther Lowe, Tricia Lillibridge, Corina Hancock, Terry Mayhew, Kate Crowley, Sharon Roufa, Kristen Cook, Jared Cook, Jane Nollar, Erica Marley, Allison Gaylord, Shannon McBride-Morin, Erik Niebuhr, Amy Alderfer, Anne Marie Holen, Carmen Field, Ginger Moore, Jack Wiles, Jeanne Parker, Jonathan Walker, Joy Overson, Robert Archibald, and Tolya Stonorov.

Deb Cox and Miranda Weiss