Story last updated at 6:47 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2002

Auction supporters thanked
A big thank you to all those who participated in the Kachemak Board of Realtors ninth Christmas Auction. The auction was a total success, and because of the generosity of our affiliates and the Homer businesses who donated so many beautiful items, we were able to raise $9,111.

Of this amount Hospice will be receiving a check for $6,300. We will give two local graduates a scholarship of $1,000 each. We also have a fund for folks whose homes may have been destroyed by fire, or this year maybe floods.

We want to thank Gary Thomas for his smooth-as-lotion auctioneer talents. He was great!

A special thank you to Kachemak Bay Title's Cinda Eckert, Jolene Grady, Margarida Kondak and Bay Realty's Teri Stephens and Melissa Jacobsen for all their work and extra effort in gathering donations. Also to First National Bank Alaska's Sun Felthauser and Linda Mishler for their part in keeping track of the money.

Again, a big thanks for all of those who participated, we appreciate your continued support. Homer is truly a beautiful and giving place to live.

Thank You.

Debra Leisek