Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 2:34 PM on Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Band plays for Seldovia's kids

On behalf of the Seldovia kids, we want to give a big shout-out to the Kenai Peninsula State Fair in Ninilchik for paying our band, Poorly Designed Beast, to play on the main stage (Aug. 20).

We are a fundraising band in Seldovia, and we raise money for a variety of causes, nearly all of them benefitting the children here. Because it's so expensive for our athletes and academic programs to travel out of Seldovia, our Booster Club raises additional funds to help pay the expenses for the Susan B. English students to compete in spelling and geography bees, and various sports against the other teams.

And because it is so expensive to travel to and from Seldovia, we also want to thank the Rainbow Connection out of Homer for giving our musicians free passage to Homer and back. This allowed us to go earn the big bucks from the fair to give to the school and Seldovia's new Sea Otter Community Center, formerly the Boys and Girls Club of Seldovia.

Such generosity is an inspiration to us and so greatly appreciated by the children of Seldovia.

And for our band, well, we change our name for every show, so you'll have to stay tuned to know who we become next.

Ruth Sensenig, Rob Rurka, Mark Janes, Jen Dickson, Curtis Dickson and Tracy Philpot