DoGoodnics, a Peninsula 501(c)3 organization, expresses its hearty thank-you to the 60 people who enjoyed our Celebration of Community event on Dec. 6. It was a memorable evening — the first time so many volunteers from so many nonprofit organizations gathered at one time, at one venue.

A special thank you to speakers and entertainers Steve Rogers, Barbara Poulshock, Larkin Stentz, Barbara Bate, David Immel and Pete Hanner. They provided stimulating words and songs. Highest regards go to award winning volunteers Clyde Zaidins, Michael Goldberg, Gloria Geisendorfer, Lynn Larry, Dixie Wood, Linda and Les Gernert, Cheryl Broom, Melanie Epping, Verna Vetter, Bill Nickila, Jean Fisher, Rosi Sartwell and Robert Brake.

A huge thank you to Jack’s Country Store, Okie’s Thriftway, Peninsula Golf Course, Bill and Penny Neal, the Dennis Company, Box K, Westport Winery and Boys and Girl Club servers Allie and Brittany.

We greatly appreciated the Peninsula Senior Activity Center for providing such a pleasant, decorated facility for our special event.

DoGoodnics invites Peninsula residents to join us as volunteers or board members. Contact or call 665-2784 or 665-0802. Thank you.

DoGoodnic Board members Gwen and Robert Brake, Kevin and Carla Hansen


The 2014 Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Long Beach Elks was again a huge success. 528 dinners were served, including 148 home deliveries. Co-chairs Natalie Hanson and Mardell Bullis send heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers and donors which included the following: Dewey Ledbetter, Ada and Everett Clayton, Jackie Babcock, Charlotte Norman, Ethel Boler, Eva Ducham, Kathy and Mike Ryba, Rebeca Morales, Jerry Phillips, Don Iterley, Lise and Dyke Moen, Kenneth (KC) Mosher, Monica Sicard, Sandy Tomlin, Allison Bonney, Bob Bonney Jr, Cathy Bonney, Cathy Speelmon, Dani Adams, Marla Johnson, Jack Johnson, Rosemary Mundell, Shelly and Dennis McWilliams, Taylor Kemmer, Holli Kemmer, Bob and Judy Andrew (Cottage Bakery), Shirley Potter, Long Beach Elementary School, Food Services of America, Mike and Ali, Norm and Pat Austin.

If anyone was inadvertently missed or your name is misspelled, I apologize and please know you make a difference in the lives of our community members.

Natalie Hanson

Long Beach Elks

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