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

By Tommy Wells
Seward Phoenix LOG 

Annual dessert gala set for Oct. 2


September 29, 2016 | View PDF

It all began 112 years ago when local community members pitched in with money and labor to build the foundation and basement for its first town church. Thus, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church was born. Not only is it the oldest surviving protestant church building on the Kenai Peninsula, it is one of the cornerstones of the 113-year-old town of Seward.

Throughout the years, the community of Seward has been very generous in its continuing support to maintain, repair and preserve this grand old building. Every year the congregation of St. Peter’s likes to acknowledge the church’s beginnings by keeping the community involved in the preservation of the church building and having a function the whole community can enjoy.

This year’s fund-raising event will begin with music performed by The Snow River String Band under the mentorship of Jim Pfeiffenberger. The Dessert Extravaganza will be held in the Community Room of our Library-Museum complex, corner of 6th & Adams. A $5 ticket donation provides one with an opportunity to sample desserts, browse through the more than 100 Silent auction items and to also be afforded the opportunity to get in on the Live Auction bidding. Community members and local businesses have provided the fantastic desserts and a wide variety of fabulous auction items. Individuals will not want to miss the chance to bid on a beaded dress worn by this year’s auctioneer, Dave Paperman. Every year a dress is auctioned off and then donated back to do the same for next year’s auction. It is truly a hilarious and spirited bidding event.

All net proceeds from the annual event go into a special “Save St. Peter’s Building Fund” account.

There is no better way to spend tour Sunday afternoon on Oct. 2, between 1-4 p.m. than to come to St. Peter’s annual Dessert Extravaganza with Live & Silent Auction.

For more information contact Jean Schwafel at (907) 224-5566.


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