Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 9:30 PM on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dialogue about alcohol continues

Kudos to our whole community for all your participation in planning and joining the fun Fridays in April and the One Love, One Day pledge. This month is only the beginning as we continue to examine the messages we send to children, to our friends and family in recovery and to ourselves about alcohol use and abuse. The public dialogue is ongoing, and promises to make us stronger as we clarify our individual and community values around this important issue.

Thanks to the many people and organizations who contributed to the April events: Michael Hedges, student organizer; Holy Santos Gang; Ascent; Flex School; Boys & Girls Club; Midtown Cafe; Cherish McCallum; Nancy Chastain; Two Sisters; Loopie Lupine; city of Homer; and KBBI, Homer News and Homer Tribune for media coverage.

Thanks also to those who made their own events alcohol free and/or gave discounts: Fireweed, Homer Council on the Arts and Bunnell Street Arts Center. Thanks also to Steve Cornish, all the adults and teens who pledged, Homer High School Football Coach Cam Wyatt and Marc Roderick, and RC Land Improvement-for bonfire wood.

Paul Story (KPBSD), Rachel Romberg and Peg Coleman (Haven House), Sharon Whytal (MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula Communities), Ginny Espenshade (Youth Court), Will Hutt (HPD), Julie Woodworth (State Meth Prevention Ed), Jamie Cloud (Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic)