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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2001

Food service holds sale

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Student Nutrition Services will hold a food inventory reduction sale today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale is open to the public and will be held in the district's central receiving warehouse at 139 East Park Avenue in Soldotna, across from Soldotna Elementary School.

The purpose is to sell all leftovers from the current school year so the district can start next school year with fresh products.

Items for sale will include packaged snack foods such as granola bars, chips, cookies, jerky, taco shells, frozen bread, bakery products, beverages and more.

Items will be sold by the case, box or individually. Only cash or local check will be accepted, and all sales will be final.

Pricing is based on cost to schools, and some items may be discounted, based on quantities.

For more information, call Michael Lengenfelder at 262-9367.

Visitors center to host archaeology program

Friday at 3 p.m., the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center is hosting a free program featuring Bernadine Atchinson of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. She will discuss archaeology on the Kenai River, including current research at the K'Beq interpretive site in Cooper Landing.

Volcano, glacier talk planned

Ricky Gease, manager of exhibits and education at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, will discuss how glaciers and volcanoes shaped the Kenai Peninsula at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Captain Cook State Recreation Area, shelter site No. 15 in Discovery Campground.

Register a team for the Relay for Life

Team captains can still register a team for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life race against cancer scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Skyview High School. Residents, former and current cancer patients and families of all ages can participate.

Teams can have up to eight people and will take turns on the track for 24 hours starting at 6 p.m. Participants may camp overnight by the track and can take part in other events scheduled during the day.

For more information, contact Corbi Aaronson at 262-7711 or Kathy Lopeman at 262-8114.

Volunteer for National Trails Day

The Chugach National Forest crew needs volunteers to help celebrate National Trails Day. The will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Crescent Creek trailhead in Cooper Landing near the Sunrise Inn. Those interested should bring work gear and a lunch. Call Susan McKee at 288-3178 ext. 111.

Workshop for business owners planned

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center is co-sponsoring a free workshop with Mike Taylor of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, entitled "HUBZone," on Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Red Diamond Center, suite 16. To reserve a place, call Lou at 262-7497.

Summer clubs scheduled

The Boys and Girls Club will sponsor a soccer camp for kids ages 6 to 18 June 19-22. The club also will feature two basketball clubs Aug. 6-8 for fifth- through ninth-graders and Aug. 9-11 for seventh- through 12th-graders For more information, call the club at 283-2682.

Soldotna museum open for summer

The Soldotna Historical Society Homesteader Village and Museum is open through Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The museum is on Centennial Park Road in Soldotna.

Kenai River boaters cautioned

The Kenai Watershed Forum is collecting daily water quality samples from the Kenai River at the Sterling Highway bridge in Soldotna throughout the summer. Boaters should be aware of the steel cables and other sampling devices. For more information, call Ole or Robert at 260-5449.

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