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Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2010

Quilt festival upcoming

The 16th Annual Quilting on the Kenai Quilt Show with a classes, a fashion show, vendors, demos and a quilt walk will be held June 24 to 26 at Cook Inlet Academy. For more information go to

Kasilof cemetery clean-up slated

A clean-up day is scheduled for the Spruce Grove Cemetery in Kasilof from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Bring leaf rakes and gloves; lunch will be provided at the See's. For more information, call Jan or Brock at 283-9243.

God & Country rally set

There will be the 19th God & Country Rally on June 27 at Kenai Central High School at 6 p.m.The special speaker will be coming from Washington State and his name is Gary Thornton. Gary is a Vietnam Vet who was a POW for 6 years and 12 days. His 4-18 was bombed and his pilot that day was killed intheir planeand his name is Major Russell C. Goodman who's daughter is Sue Stein of Soldotna and husband George. Major Goodman's remains were found and identified in November 2009 and brought back home in January 2010. Special music will be provided by Cissy Padgett, a renown recording artist, and local talent. The rally is supporting the Red, White and Blue campaign by attendees bringing a gift of canned fish or candy for troops serving overseas.

Any questions please contact JD Duncan at or call him at the Peninsula Christian Center at 262-7416.

Watershed fundraiser slated

Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. in Seward, the Kenai Watershed Forum will host a dinner cruise and tour aboard Major Marine's Kenai Star to benefit its capital building campaign.

Attendees will cruise the waters of Resurrection Bay amidst a backdrop of the Chugach and Kenai mountain ranges for an evening of wildlife, glaciers, prime rib and salmon dinner.

The fundraising event will be hosted by Major Marine Tours and the Kenai Watershed Forum. Proceeds benefit the KWF's Capital Build Campaign. There will be a silent auction on board and the bar will be open. This tour is narrated and will include entertainment.

The cost is $65 per person or $100 per person including deluxe bus transportation from Kenai/Soldotna area.

For more information, call Josselyn O'Connor at 260-5449.

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