Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, June 01, 2003

Umpires needed

The Soldotna Little League is looking for volunteers to help with its baseball and softball programs. Training and equipment will be provided. For more information, call Jerry at 260-6650 or 398-2210.

Animal Sanctuary holds adoption fund-raiser

The Alaska's Extended Life animal sanctuary will hold its first adoption week beginning Monday at its facilities at Mile 34.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. The fee for adopting dogs is $100 and for cats is $50. All fees include shots, spay and neutering. Adoptions are by appointment only. For more information about the sanctuary or to adopt a pet, call Tim at 776-3614.

Visitors center begins interpretive program

A week of events is planned at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center for the start of its summer interpretive program. All interpretive programs begin at 3 p.m. and are held at the center in Kenai. Starting Monday, Ricky Gease will present "Alaska's Glacial History." On Wednesday, Debbie Harris will give a tour of the art exhibit and explain the styles and techniques used by the artists. On Friday, Larry Ford will demonstrate how tools and fire were made in the past. There is no fee. For more information, call 283-1991.

Community Patrol training slated

The Soldotna Police Department will conduct training for Community Patrol volunteers Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the police station.

The training is an annual refresher for current patrol members and open to anyone interested in community patrol. For more information, call 262-4455.

Kenai chamber luncheon planned

Kenai Mayor John Williams will be the featured speaker at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday. His will give the state of the city address. The meeting begins noon at Paradisos in Kenai. Cost for lunch is $10.50. For more information, call 283-7989.

Hunger awareness day begins Thursday

In observance of National Hunger Awareness Day, local dignitaries will serve meals Thursday at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank's soup kitchen. For more information, call Cindy at 262-3111.

In addition, the following area restaurants will donate a percentage of their proceeds Thursday to the food bank: Bear Paw Coffee Shop and Deli, Blue Grouse Drive Inn, Wings Family Diner, Charlotte's Inc., Coffee Concepts, Jersey Subs, Mykel's Restaurant, Veronica's and the Vintage Moose Tea Room.

Kenai Firefighters plan golf tournament

The Kenai Firefighters Association will host its 13th annual golf tournament at 8 a.m. June 14 at the Kenai Golf Course. Fees are $75 for individuals and $300 for teams. Proceeds will help support the various programs the association sponsors. For more information, call 283-4557.

Registration for 5K run-walk encouraged

The Kenai Watershed Forum is planning a 5-kilometer run-walk to be held in conjunction with the 2003 Kenai River Festival. Registration will be at 9 a.m. with the race slated to begin at 10 a.m. June 14. The start-finish line will be at the city of Kenai Green Strip Park near the ball fields.

The preregistration fee is $5 for adults. No preregistration fee will be charged for children under 18. Registration fees on race day will be $10 for adults and $5 for children under 18. Registration forms can be found at or call Josselyn Burke at 260-5449.

Skyview class of 1993 looking for classmates

The Skyview High School Class of 1993 is planning its 10 year reunion June 27-29 and looking for the following classmates: Ron Belden, Kindra Bell, Ron Bell, Kevin Best, Jamie Boston, Howard (Toby) Christensen, Susan Deardorff, David England, Tonya Fry, Tony Gillispie, Paul Hoekman, Ernie Johnson, Christopher Knopp, Tom Lackey, Kathy McNatt, Kim Moore, Frank Noble, Kai Osmar, Jason Sintek, Nathan Sipes, Dustin Stanley, Priscilla Sublett, Joshua Summerlin, Aaron Thompson and Eric Wood.

For more information about the reunion or to help locate former classmates, call Krista at 260-6298.

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