Community news

Posted: Monday, May 16, 2005

Red Cross moves to Kenai

The American Red Cross of Alaska has moved to 503 Frontage Road, next to Dan's TV and Appliance. Office space was provided by Alaska Communications System. Its new phone number is 283-4556.

Community patrol resumes

The Soldotna Community Patrol will resume for the summer. Community members interested in volunteering are encouraged to attend a training and orientation meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Soldotna Police Department at 44510 Sterling Highway. The only requirement other than a willingness to volunteer for the betterment of the community is to commit to four or more hours a week.

The Soldotna Community Patrol is proactive in residential and business districts with crime prevention. Volunteers work closely with the police department, as well as assist visitors to the city with a wide variety of requests.

For more information, call Sgt. Robb Quelland at 262-4455.

Interfaith schedules meetings

The Kenai Interfaith Hospitality Network board of directors will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bridges Community Resources Network Inc., now located in the Eureka Mall, next door to Acapulco's Restaurant on the Sterling Highway in Soldotna. The fund-raising committee will meet at 7 p.m. May 24 at Bridges and a members meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. May 26, also at Bridges. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Torch Run set

The 2005 Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Alaska will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Kenai, Homer and Seward on the Kenai Peninsula.

The 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) family fun run is conducted in 17 communities across the state simultaneously.

In Kenai, the run begins in front of the Car Quest Auto Parts store on Willow Street. In Homer, the race starts at the base of the Homer Spit.

An entry fee for the race is $25, which includes a T-shirt, or $15 without the shirt. Entrants are encouraged to sign up sponsors to pledge donations to Special Olympics.

For more information in Kenai, call Officer Kelly Modla at 262-7021, and in Homer, call Sgt. Dave Shealy at (907) 235-3150.

Pets pound pavement for charity

The Twin Cities Veterinary Clinic will host its annual Dog Jog fund-raiser to help provide care for sick and injured pets at 2 p.m. Sunday at the clinic. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. Runners and walkers must be accompanied by a canine partner to qualify for prizes.

Prizes will be awarded to top places in both the men's and women's divisions. The cost is $20 an includes entry, a bandana for the pet and lunch following the event. Children ages 12 and under may accompany an adult for no additional charge. T-shirts are an additional $15. Door prizes also will be given away at the barbecue.

For more information and a complete list of rules, call the clinic.

FCS baseball world series seeks sponsors

Frontier Community Services is seeking sponsorships, donations and possible vendors for its annual World Series Baseball

event July 9 at the Kenai Little League fields.

FCS is nonprofit organization that provides services to individuals who experience disabilities. The event provides its consumers an opportunity to participate in sport activities.

For more information, call Tammy Meier at 262-6331, ext. 238 or Kathy Howard at 262-6331, ext. 276.

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