Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 5:03 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Many contributed to fairs' success

Homer Electric Association would like to thank everyone who helped make our recent Energy and Conservation Fairs a great success. The fairs at the Kenai Middle School and West Homer Elementary School attracted more than 800 people who received information about energy efficiency, renewable energy, recycling and other topics related to this year's theme, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle."

There is a long list of folks who deserve special recognition starting with our 2011 fair sponsors: Wisdom and Associates, Stanley Ford, Alaska Craftsman Inc., Home Depot, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Kenai Peninsula Builders Association and Spenard Builders Supply.

This year's door prizes were graciously provided by Era Alaska, Froso's and the Alaska Railroad and were very much appreciated.

Thank you to the following businesses that participated in the fairs and shared their expertise with HEA members: Dan's TV and Appliances, Alaska Warm Wood, Wood Heat Fire Stone, Wisdom and Associates, Alaska Wind Industries, Kenai Peninsula Energy Efficiency Advocates, State of Alaska Heating Assistance Program, Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Greenstar, Central Peninsula Gardening Club, ABS Alaskan Inc., Stanley Ford, Alaska Craftsman Inc., Home Depot, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Four D Carpet One, Ron's Rent It Center, Regroup, Kenai Peninsula Builders Association, Inc., Kangen Water, Triangle Recycling, USDA Rural Development, Alaska Community Development Corporation, Brown's Electric, and Ocean Renewable Power Company, Alaska Geo Energy, Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP), Amso's Carpets & Interiors, Sustainable Homer and T & T Toyo Service.

A big thank you to the Kenai High School Girls Soccer Team and the Homer High School Cross Country Running Team who helped serve food. Kudos as well to Kaladi Brothers Coffee and McDonald's for their donation of refreshments and to United Rental for help with tables.

In addition, I would like to thank the administration and staff at the Kenai Middle School and West Homer Elementary School. They were incredibly accommodating and their assistance was invaluable.

Homer Electric is committed to providing our members with as much information as possible to manage their energy use. We are already looking forward to our 2012 Energy and Conservation Fairs and if you have any suggestions on how to improve our fairs, we would love to hear from you.

Brad Janorschke, general manager

Homer Electric Association