Soldotna Community News

Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008

Top of the Monday mornin' Soldotna lads and lassies. We may be seeing a lot of green today even if our yards and walkways are still in a semi-glaciated state. St. Patrick's Day is always a big hit at the Michel's home.

For many years, our son, Patrick, believed that the holiday was held specifically in his honor. We still think so. So "happy day" to all the Patricks and Irish at heart.

If you are looking to join the day's celebrations, bundle up and head on down to the annual parade. Festivities start downtown in Soldotna at 4:30 p.m. and run from Bailey's Furniture down to the "Y" in Soldotna.

Immediately following the parade, there will be a family dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. Traditional corned beef, cabbage, onions and potatoes will be served, as well as a salad, desert and beverages. Feeling lucky? Guests can wager on a split-the-pot drawing for several door prizes. Entertainment will include pianist Natasha Vaysenberg, tenor-singer Bob Booth, the Silver Bell Dancers, and possibly the Urban Dance Trope. Proceeds from the drawing will go to the senior center. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. For tickets and information, call the center at 262-2322 or the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce at 262-9814.

Got a case of the Monday blahs? Are you looking for some weeknight fun? Check out community ping pong at Redoubt Elementary School. All you need is a ping-pong paddle and a partner. It is open from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays For more information, call Ron Levy at 262-7899.

Batter up Soldotna Little League player registration will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 to 6 p.m. March 29 at the Soldotna Little League office, next to Sals's Diner. If you are registering your child for the first time, a birth certificate is required. For more information, call Vicci at 398-6363.

A free avalanche safety and awareness class will be offered from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building. The course is eight hours long, and covers topics that are relevant for mountain travelers in Alaska. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call Sean Dewalt at 775-2600 or e-mail snow_dynamics@yahoo.com.

Happy birthday wishes to Irene Grives today, March 17; Robertta Homme on March 18; Roy Gordon on March 20; Mae Hopkins on March 22; and Leona Olson and Paul Fisher on March 23.

Stay safe, have a good week and send me your news.

This week's Soldotna Spenard Builder's Supply reader board message is "Good driving is cooperative, not competitive."



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