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Posted: Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Hunger Awareness Day set for Thursday

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, in conjunction with area restaurants, will observe Hunger Awareness Day on Thursday. The following restaurants will donate a portion the day's proceeds to the food bank: Burger Bus; Charlotte's (both locations); Veronica's; Good Books and More; Arby's in Kenai, Soldotna and Homer; Little Ski-Mo's; Wings; Coffee Concepts; Froso's; Jersey Subs (both locations); Kaladi Brothers; Mykel's; Riverside House; Blue Grouse Drive-In; and Ohana's. The public is encouraged to participate. For more information, call 262-3111.

Missions fund-raiser set

The Kasilof Community Church will hold a garage sale fund-raiser from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the church at the corner of Kalifornsky Beach Road and the Sterling Highway. All proceeds will benefit orphans in Russia.

Frontier Community directors to meet

The Frontier Community Services board of directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the FCS board room at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 36. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 262-6331.

Masons to hold charity golf tourney

The Kenai Masonic Lodge No. 11 will hold its 19th annual golf tournament at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai Golf Course. Registration begins at 6 a.m. Door prizes, refreshments and a hole-in-one event to win a car are some of the planned activities. Proceeds will go toward the Masonic school awards program.

Hole sponsors still are needed. For more information or to make a donation, call Jon 335-4357.

River festival seeking artists, runners

The Kenai Watershed Forum is accepting applications from local artists to reserve booth space for the Kenai River Festival to be held June 12 and 13. Space is limited. The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday.

Registration forms also are available for the Run for the River 5-kilometer run-walk at 10 a.m. June 12. The race will start and finish at the Green Strip Park in Kenai. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Fees for preregistered participants are $5 for adults and free for children under 18. On the day of the race, registration will be $10 for adults and $5 for children under 18. Prizes will be awarded in several categories. For more information, call Josselyn Burke at 260-5449.

Kenai pool offers swim lessons

The Kenai High School swimming pool's summer hours began Tuesday. Lap swim will be from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. A swim workout will be from 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Swimming lessons will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily. Open swim is from 1 to 2:45 p.m. daily. And private swimming lessons or pool rentals will be available from 3 to 4 p.m.

The cost for lap or open swim time is $3, or $25 for a punch card good for 10 sessions.

Group swimming lesson sessions will be offered June 13 to 25, June 28 to July 9 (but not July 4), July 12 to 23 and July 26 to Aug. 6. Daily lessons are 40 minutes. The cost is $40 per session. Private lessons are $10 per hour.

For more information or to register for swimming lessons, call 283-7476.

Langdon basketball camp set for Seward

The third annual Trajan Langdon Lace 'em Up Basketball Camp will be held July 19 through 23 in Seward. Children in grades four through 12 are eligible to attend. The cost is $300 for overnight campers or $250 for commuter campers.

Three meals per day will be provided and prepared by chefs. Twenty college athletes and coaches will help instruct. Hiking, sightseeing, swimming and competitive basketball will take place during camp. Space is limited. For more information, call (907) 258-2228.

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