Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Veterans Picnic sunny success

The VAVS Picnic Committee and Homer American Legion Auxiliary would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their donations and assistance with the Veterans Picnic that was held Aug. 26 at the American Legion in Homer: Kachemak Bay Marines, Ninilchik American Legion Auxiliary Unit 18, Homer American Legion Post 16 and Auxiliary.

A big thank you to the following businesses for their donation of groceries and door prizes: McNeil Canyon Meats, Kachemak Wholesale, Safeway, Sav-U-More, 3 Bears, Timeless Toys, Carolines, Donna B., Salty Girls, Picture Alaska, Kharacters, Time Bandit, Nomar, Starvin Marvins, Beluga Lake Lodge, Dons Barber Shop, Aloha Diner, J & Bs BBQ, Boardwalk Fish & Chips, Tangles, Bay Club, Boatyard Caf, Home Run Oil, Ulmers, Alaska Wildberry, Blackbeary Bog, Wagon Wheel, Radio Shack, Sport Shed, Homer Book Store, Cosmic Kitchen, Bear Creek Winery, Coal Point, Salty Dawg, Better Sweater, K & L Distributors, Tire Town, Coles Lodge, Homer Fish Processing, Glacier Drive In, Down East, Lands End, Odem Distributors, NAPA, Petro Marine,

Thank you to the two ladies from the Kenai VA that came and answered questions and visited with the veterans and their families. Thanks you to the bands: Tim Heimbold and The 8 Mile Band.

A thank you to the Sons of the American Legion fellows who helped prepare food, manned the barbecue grill all afternoon, the ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary who put this picnic together, baked cookies and brownies and helped during the day, Spud Dillion for extra parking space, and The American Legion for the use of their hall and grill.

To the 156-plus veterans and their families that registered we hope you had a good time and come back next year. It was a beautiful day so we had an outdoor/indoor picnic, and for those of you who didnt make it we hope you come next year. If I missed thanking somebody, I am sorry and we thank you also.

Picnic Committee

Darlene Sheldon, Nora Anderson and Donna Brockschmidt