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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2003

Soldotna chamber plans awards banquet

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards banquet Feb. 28 at the Soldotna Elks Lodge. Appetizers and no-host bar begin at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Debbie Wells and Robyn Sullens. R.S.V.P. by today. Tickets are $25. For more information, call the chamber at 262-9814.

Sterling fun day to be held Saturday

The Sterling Winter Fun Day will be held Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the log cabin. Fireworks, a bonfire, outdoor games, food and prizes are planned. For more information, call 262-6808 or 262-5409.

After the Bell to hold fund-raiser

The After the Bell program will hold "Stretching the Arts," a Cajun dinner and auction at 6 p.m. Saturday at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Auction items may be previewed from 5 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 each or $25 per couple. For more information, call Ginger at 262-7516.

Young Marines to hold boot camp

Registration for the Young Marines boot camp will be held at a parent orientation Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the American Legion in Kenai. For more information, call Tom at 394-2437 or Mike at 283-5365.

Boys and Girls Club to host talent show

The Boys and Girls Club in Kenai will host the "Share the Vision" Talent Show at 5 p.m. Saturday in the gym at the club. All types of entertainers will perform. Admission is free, but donations will be taken at the door. For more information, call Kimberli Dent at 283-2682.

CTSO conference planned

The Kenai Peninsula School District's Career and Technical Student Organization district conference will be held from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at Kenai Peninsula College.

The keynote speaker will be Nelson Amen of Tesoro. Workshops and student competitions will be held. To volunteer as a judge for the competitions, call Walt Ward at 283-4948.

For more information, call 262-9850 ext. 249.

Day care providers may be reimbursed

Information on how family day care providers can be reimbursed for the cost of food is available at the Kenai Women's Resource and Crisis Center. For more information, call 283-4707.

KWF seeks photographs

The Kenai Watershed Forum is soliciting entries for "The Many Landscapes of the Kenai Watershed -- Micro to Macro," a juried art exhibit and contest.

All entries must be submitted by March 1. For more information, call 260-5449.

Bridge work session planned

The Alaska Department of Transportation will hold a work session on the Soldotna bridge project March 12 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center.

Concept drawings, landscaping plans and other information will be available.

Food bank competition planned

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will hold its annual CANstruction competition next month.

Individuals, businesses and organizations are invited to create sculptures out of canned foods March 8 and 9 at the Peninsula Center Mall. For more information, call 262-3111.

Blood bank facing shortage

The Blood Bank of Alaska has a critical shortage of O-negative and B-positive blood types. The blood bank is located upstairs in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, call 260-5672.

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