Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2005

Tsunami relief wanted

Operation Christmas Child is collecting gift-filled shoe boxes for an Easter drive through Monday. Suggested items are shirts, small toys, hard candy, soap (enclosed in a plastic bag), washcloths, toothbrush, toothpaste and school supplies.

Boxes should be labeled for a boy or girl, ages 2 to 4, 5 to 9 or 10 to 14. Include a $5 check to cover shipping and handling in an envelope with your name, address and telephone number. It will be returned with a receipt. Mail boxes to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, N.C. 28607. For more information, call Mary Jane Mills at 260-1946.

Artists and crafters sought

Kenai Senior Connection's gift shop is accepting applications from area artists and crafters with high-quality work. The sales commission will be 35 percent as this is a fund-raising project for the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Applications and samples need to be submitted at the senior center. Applications are available at Odies Bead-it Shop, the Soldotna library, the senior center, the Kenai Art Guild or by calling the center. For more information or to make an appointment. Call Shirley Lennox-Hillyer at 283-4156.

Driver safety class scheduled

AARP is offering a driver safety class from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Possible benefits are having a ticket dismissed and getting a reduction on your insurance. Teens and their parents are welcome. The cost is $10 for materials. For more information, call Vivian Swanson at 260-3966.

Pop Warner registration set

Kenai Peninsula Pop Warner football and cheerleading registration will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and April 16 at the Kenai and Soldotna Safeway stores. Registration is available online at www.kppopwarner.com. The season runs August through October. For complete information and fees, call Wendy Dutcher at 260-3989 or Sandy Cyr at 260-8022.



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