The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

By Melanie Hauze
Seward Parks & Recreation 

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Seward Parks & Recreation hosted the 26th Annual Stylin’ Stitches Diaper Derby April 7. Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers for making this event a huge success. Kadin Ivy was crowned King along with Emma Lester who was crowned Queen for the age division 0 to 12 months; for ages13 to 24 months Carter Ivy was crowned King and Edna Paperman was crowned Queen. Each one of these young contestants took home a first place ribbon in various categories.

The participants were: Emma Lester, Cyan Gardner, Haley Gore, Hazel Dickinson, Brenda Ann, Robert Komarek, Lucas Craytor, Parker Blair, Kadin Ivy, Corbin Apodaca, Emmett Johnson, Macajah Moore, Jack Ennis, Landen Beck, Ryah Thrall, Edna Paperman, Jolene Apodaca, Carter Ivy and Kohona Albino.

Thank you to our volunteer judges at the 26th Annual Stylin Stitches Diaper Derby: Lisa Musick, Susan Willet, Shari Adelmann, Erin Lemas, Josie Ronne, Jennilee Regis and last but not least our fabulous MC Karin Sturdy.

Special thanks to volunteers Sully and Mckinze Hauze, and Tessa Adelmann.

Thank you Stylin’ Stitches for customizing the bibs that were given to all the participants.

SPRD would like to express our gratitude to the Seward Community Library Museum and Aurora Charters for your much appreciated donations.

Many thanks to all the adorable contestants and their parents for participating!

The Annual Little Kids Easter Egg Hunt followed that day starting at the Forest Acres Park. Following the hunt refreshments were served at the Seward Resort along with pictures with the Easter Bunny. The sun made an appearance that helped bring out estimated 120 kids along with their parents to hunt for prize filled eggs.

Thank you to the City of Seward Public Works Department that removed a great amount of snow so we were able to hold this event.

A tremendous thank you to all our wonderful sponsors for their generous contributions: Seward Resort, Dr. Moriarty and family, American Legion, One Shot Photo and TYC Councils.

Continued support from our volunteers and sponsors truly help make our events possible!

— Melanie Hauze, Seward Parks & Recreation


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