Gray: “We were very fortunate two weeks ago to have the Kenai City Council unanimously approved a $20,000 matching funds grant to help us finish this fire suppression system, so we’re out on the road this week and next, collecting funds and donations from people to help and every dollar is matched by the City of Kenai.” Gray: “We are in the final phase of installing a fire suppression system into this church, which is also one of the 49 national historic landmarks in the state of Alaska.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享One of the oldest man made landmarks in Kenai – the Russian Orthodox Church in Old Town – may soon receive a state of the art fire suppression system. The new system is a high fog pressure mist system, and if fundraising continues on schedule, the system will be completed this summer. Fundraising has been helped along by a matching grant from the City of Kenai. Gray says a community celebration will be held this Saturday… The 121-year-old church is home to artifacts dating back to the late 1800’s, many of which would be destroyed if a sprinkler system was ever activated in the building. Parishioner Dorothy Gray has dedicated the last few years to restoring the building. Since the grant was approved, the community has already donated $10,000. Gray specified that Saturday’s celebration will not be a fundraiser, it will be a community celebration from 2-4pm at the Kenai Senior Center.