News and Notes

CASA Seeks new quilt donations
The Kenai Peninsula CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program is seeking donations of new quilts of all sizes for an upcoming CASA Quilt Auction. Quilts will be displayed in several locations before the auction is held. Quilt submissions are requested no later than Sept. 25. For more information, call Kymberley Miller, Kenaitze/Kenai Peninsula CASA Program Coordinator, at 907-335-7219.

Splash into safety with Safe Kids Kenai Peninsula water safety event
A Safe Kids Kenai Peninsula water safety event is planned for May 5 from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m. at Skyview High School. Participants can arrive any time during the event hours. It will take approximately 1 1/2-2 hrs to rotate through all the safety stations. This event is free and for children 4-14. Parents must attend with children (but do not have to get in the water); bring swimsuits and towels for kids. Upon completing the stations you will be able to purchase a proper fitting child's Mustang personal flotation device for $15, while supplies last. For more information call Jane at 714-4539 or email safekids@cpgh.org.

Editor's note: A photo published last week of Eagle Scout Tony Dombovy was taken by Kathy Cox.

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