Wind and Rain? No Problem!

2nd Annual Community Picnic

SCF Chair, Dve Paperman, thanks the attendees.

It took more than rain, wind, and fog to keep the folks away from SCF’s 2nd Annual Community Picnic celebrating area nonprofits. Despite the less-than-perfect weather, an estimated 125 folk gathered under the Branson Pavilion to celebrate another year showcasing the good works of local nonprofits.

Several local nonprofits were represented. Many had booths along the back of the pavilion describing their mission and how SCF funding helped accomplish their projects. Many thanks go to the Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward Area Hospice, Qutekcak Native Tribe, Seward Senior Center, and Sprouts Preschool for showcasing their organization at this event.

In addition, thanks go to Chad at Firebrand BBQ for catering the event. He provided fine bar-b-qued pork along with all the sides. It was oh-so-tasty and was a definite thumbs-up meal.

But the fun didn’t stop there. Two drawings were held, each providing $1,000 to give to the local nonprofit of the winner’s choice. Marilyn Sutherland was the first drawing winner. She chose the Seward Hospice and Seward Senior Center to split the winnings. Letty Swanson, also a drawing winner, designated the Seward PTA to support the Artists in School program.

In the end, it seemed everyone agreed the event was a hit despite the inclement weather. One participant suggested changing the outdoor event to December. “That way,” he said, “we could really test the grit of Sewardites.”

Thank you to all who braved the weather to celebrate our community!

by Marc Swanson, SCF Advisor