The days are getting longer and Spring is in the air. We have some great activities coming up in the coming months. We hope to see you out and about!
Save the date!
- Spring Chili Feed – March 14, 2020
- Easter Egg Hunt – April 12, 2020
- Spring Clean-up – May TBD
- ECA Spring meeting – May 26, 2020
Saturday, November 16, 2019
12 noon – 4 p.m.
Ester Community Park
The 5th Annual Ester Icebreaker is the official opening of the Ester Community Park ice rink for 2019. The family fun day features ice skating, winter games, warming fires, hot drinks, soups and chowder, hot dogs and s’mores. Grab your skates, friends, family and neighbors and come down to the Ester park for an afternoon of winter festivities! Please dress appropriately for outdoor fun!
Celebrate Halloween in Ester! Meet at Hartung Hall starting at 6 p.m.
Groups sorted by age will set out approx. 6:30 to go trick-or-treating in the village, down Alpha Way to the Haunted Driveway, House on the Hill and other local haunts. All ages.
Please dress appropriately for walking outside.
The annual fall membership meeting will be held Sunday, September 22 at 4 p.m. at Hartung Hall.
We will be electing board members as well as providing updates on the year’s activities. Annual membership must be renewed in order to vote in elections. You can become a new member or renew for $10 at the meeting. See you there!
Interior Alaska’s quirkiest way to celebrate Independence!
The parade begins at the corner of Ester Loop and Main Street, progresses down Main Street to the Judges’ stand (across from the Golden Eagle Saloon) then follows Village Road to the Old Nenana, past the post office to the park. Sign-up and line-up at 11 a.m. Marching begins at noon! (Bribes for judges are strongly encouraged!)
We recently built and tested a new Cuban-style roaster and it is incredible!! Thanks to a generous donation we will once again feature a delicious pig with this year’s picnic/potluck.
THE POTLUCK & PICNIC
The potluck is a critical fundraiser for the Ester Community as well as a great way to picnic. Bring generously sized potluck items to the community park immediately following the parade. In addition to a truly incredible pig, the ECA provides burgers and dogs. Donations above costs support the Ester Community Park purchase and operation! Suggested donations are $5 kids, $15 adults, $35 family.
Looking for something lighter? We have limited items available a la carte. Skip the food line and head straight to the grill for:
Hot dog – $2
Water/Soda – $1
THE PICNIC, MUSIC & GAMES
There will be live music and a great field to enjoy picnicing and games. Planning to bring your own food instead of potlucking? Please consider leaving a donation in the “appreciation station” by the gazebo to help support the park which offers such enjoyment for so many families for all these years. Or branch out this year and participate in the community potluck. The more who participate the better it is for all!
The Fourth of July is a great time to contribute to the community by becoming a member of the Ester Community Association. Annual membership is $10, or $25 family.
Want to help? Send an e-mail to [email protected] and the volunteer coordinator will help line out ways you can help including set-up, food table management, grill mastering, clean-up and other duties. Thanks!
Ester Community Association
Sunday, May 19, 2019
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Hartung Hall, 501 Ester Loop
Please come to help plan summer events and activities and socialize with your neighbors.
A want to give a huge thank you to Ester for a very successful Spring Chili Feed! Thanks to the The Golden Eagle Saloon for hosting. Our musicians Amanda Bent, Cheri Bowman, Jesse Bartlett, Bryan Whitten, Johnny Lungs and Hannah Corrall. All the wonderful cooks who provided chili, cornbread and desserts including a generous donation from Gold Hill Express. And everyone who came out and supported the Ester Community Park. Thank you!! ❤️
Help raise funds to purchase the Ester Community Park!
The annual Chili Feed is a celebration of spring in Ester. Go play at the park, or on the hills and trails around Ester, and then join community members for chili, cornbread and dessert at the Golden Eagle. Enjoy live music while you eat! You must be 21+ or with legal guardian. Suggested donation $10 individual; $25 family.
Donations of chili, cornbread and desserts are always welcome!!
For more information contact Monique Musick on Facebook, or email [email protected]
Help Ester Community Association meet its monthly mortgage on the Ester Community Park.
Ester Park has a monthly mortgage of $439.34 which adds up to $5272.08 per year. If 44 people would each pay $10 per month or $120 per year the mortgage would be covered!
Mortgage Meeters are a special group of friends whose support we can count upon. With most of the mortgage covered we may turn our attention to fundraising for park maintenance and improvement. We are very proud of our stage and its improved electrical system, our new ice surfacing machine, and other improvements to our field, playground, and sanitation. This park truly belongs to the people of Ester and is the result of their countless hours of volunteer labor.
If you wish to be a 2019 Park Mortgage Meeter please mail Mortgage Meeter app 2019 with your donation to ECA MORTGAGE MEETER, BOX 14, ESTER AK 99725.
Donations are fully tax deductible and a receipt will be mailed to you.
Thank you for your support.