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What an incredible time Soldotna Safety Day was this year! SoHi hosted the May 2011 event and their parking lot was full of participants and attendees. We enjoyed the wonderful sounds of "The Jazz Messengers" and "Sonic Karma," and the National Anthem sung a capella by Miss Feran Calix. Hot dogs and barbecue grill were donated by ConocoPhillips and cooked by Soldotna Mayor Peter Micciche and Tom Cavanaugh. It was good that Coca-Cola was there with their tasty drinks because it was a hot Soldotna day. 052911 LETTERS 1 Peninsula Clarion What an incredible time Soldotna Safety Day was this year! SoHi hosted the May 2011 event and their parking lot was full of participants and attendees. We enjoyed the wonderful sounds of "The Jazz Messengers" and "Sonic Karma," and the National Anthem sung a capella by Miss Feran Calix. Hot dogs and barbecue grill were donated by ConocoPhillips and cooked by Soldotna Mayor Peter Micciche and Tom Cavanaugh. It was good that Coca-Cola was there with their tasty drinks because it was a hot Soldotna day.
Sunday, May 29, 2011

Story last updated at 5/29/2011 - 2:16 pm

Support makes Safety Day a success



What an incredible time Soldotna Safety Day was this year! SoHi hosted the May 2011 event and their parking lot was full of participants and attendees. We enjoyed the wonderful sounds of "The Jazz Messengers" and "Sonic Karma," and the National Anthem sung a capella by Miss Feran Calix. Hot dogs and barbecue grill were donated by ConocoPhillips and cooked by Soldotna Mayor Peter Micciche and Tom Cavanaugh. It was good that Coca-Cola was there with their tasty drinks because it was a hot Soldotna day.

A big thanks goes to the city of Soldotna, co-sponsor of Safety Day, for the use of sound equipment, which was manned by soundman Mr. Bob Nath of Diakonos Services. Thanks so much to Bob at CBC rentals, for the perfect stage and huge thanks to Patty at U-haul for the transporting of the stage. I can't forget to thank Doug Field, owner of Kenai Neon Sign Source, for all the signs, banners and logos designed/constructed for this event.

It takes many volunteers who donate their time and a whole town to help with this event. Three-bears, Country Foods, Alaska Waste Management all helped celebrate the law enforcement personnel including fire fighters and forestry. Those who teach safety like the 4-H, those who encourage safety like the LeeShore Center, Boys and Girls Club and State Farm Insurance. Walk MS had a great turnout, and SafeKids Coalition checked car seats and bike helmets. There was a wonderful demonstration of sporting safety with Peninsula Martial Arts, and an exciting side-by-side burn by CES Fire Marshal Gary Hale narrating the advantages of a home sprinkler system. A special thanks to the VFW for presenting the colors. We owe a debt of gratitude to all our military past and present who sacrifice that we might have freedom to hold events like Soldotna Safety Day. Don't miss us next year , it will be different, it will be great -- it always is.

Nancy Mitchell, State Farm agent, Safety Day co-sponsor





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