The community is rallying around a local student project with clear benefits for public safety.
Mayor Porter: “The committee sat down and looked at Jessica’s proposal, and realized what a benefit it would be, not just to the residents of Kenai, but also to the residents of the whole surrounding area, so therefore, it was actually very easy on our part to say, ‘Yes, we’re going to grant you the full $500 that we have to offer.”
Kenai Mayor Pat Porter is just one of those supporting Jessica Roper’s efforts to raise $13,000 for swiftwater rescue training for local firefighters.
Johna Beech at the Kenai Visitor’s and Cultural Center said the first fundraiser will be this weekend…
Beech: “Saturday we have a new thing going on, it is a firefighter meet and greet, and it is a spaghetti feed, silent auction, live music here at the Kenai Visitor’s Center.”
The event will be held from 1pm-4pm Saturday…
Beech: “So you won’t have to choose between Trunk Or Treat or meeting the firefighters. CES, Kenai, Nikiski, they’re all going to be out. We’ll have fire trucks out front, so if you want to come and bring the kids and take pictures with the firefighters, or you yourself, come on out and so the cost for the spaghetti feed is 13 and older, $10, 12 younger $5 or family of four $25.”