Letters to the Editor – October 2

Book battlers say thanks
The staff and students of West Homer Elementary School wish to thank the Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club for your generous ongoing support of the Battle of the Books program and literacy in our school.
The entire student body has reaped the benefits of this program more than 20 years, now, and the program continues to grow in participation each year.
While only a few students represent the school team during the final district battles, many students practice together, participate in book talks and activities, and help with “practice battles” with teams all over the state. These “battlers” spend their lunches over the course of three months reading, discussing and competing. With your generous support, we are able to continue our successful literacy programs at West Homer Elementary.
 Coaches Lyn Maslow, Emily Putney and Katie Bynagle
Librarians Lisa Whip and Cheryl Illg
West Homer Elementary School

A big patriotic thank you to HEA
We would personally like to thank our local Homer Electric Association road crew for repairing our flagpole at the Alibi. Sometimes we all need to be reminded that the employees of our local HEA building are locals that care about our community and businesses as well. When we approached several other entities with the equipment necessary to handle the repair we were met with long estimated repair dates and expensive financial quotes.
A five-minute conversation with an HEA supervisor was all it took. He promised to fix it, free of cost, because it was “the right thing to do.” Now our country’s flag can continue to fly at full mast. So again, thank you, HEA.
Nelton and Megan Palma
Owners of the Alibi

Baskets bring season of giving
It’s that time of year again when we start looking toward the Community Thanksgiving Basket Program. I will send several letters to keep everyone informed about times and dates.
The basket program is only as successful as we — the people — make it. Our community has some of the most generous people I have ever met, and I am grateful to each of you. Please consider a donation of any amount and make your check payable to the Kachemak Bay Lions and send it to P.O. Box 1824,  Homer, AK,  99603.
Many jobs are also available for volunteers. If you have any questions, please call 235-8761, and leave a message with a phone number. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Applications will be out by Nov. 1, and the location will be published at a later date.
Thank you for reading this and I look forward to hearing from you.
Co-Chairs Fran Van Sandt, Amy Shumaker
Kachemak Bay Lions
Community Thanksgiving Basket Program

Thank You, Homer!
I want to personally thank the community of Homer for all your support in making Homer High School’s homecoming a success this year.  I would especially like to thank the City of Homer for expediting our parade permit, the Homer Police for help with traffic and issuing our fire permit and the Homer Fire Department for helping with our homecoming fire.
All of these organizations are top notch and we couldn’t do this without you. I would also like to thank the Homer Middle School and Paul Banks Elementary for participating in our first community homecoming parade and all the parents and community members who put in many hours to make this a quality event for our students.  You make me proud to live in Homer!
Douglas Waclawski
Principal, Homer High School

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