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Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003

Fund-raiser planned for accident victim

The Kenai Writers Group is organizing a fund-raiser to help defray the cost of mounting medical bills for 12-year-old Heather Faeo, who was struck by a car on May 17. The fund-raiser will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Live music, food, auctions, prose and poetry are planned throughout the evening. Items to be donated for the auction can be dropped off at the visitors center, or cash donations can be made at First National Bank in Kenai. Well wishers can mail cards to Heather Faeo, Providence Hospital, Intensive Care room 302, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508. For more information, call Jay at 283-1991.

Youth appreciation week scheduled in Homer

Choices for Teens is planning a week of free events aimed at giving kids opportunities to empower them to make wise, healthy and positive choices. The first event, a carnival, begins at 3 p.m. Monday at the Homer High School parking lot; on June 10 at 4 p.m. a beach party at Bishops Beach, with a sand sculpture contest, hot dogs and marshmallows to roast; June 11 beginning at 2 p.m., the Boys and Girls Club will have an open house and the skate park will hold exhibitions; June 12 events will include a fish for fun at the reservoir at 2 p.m. and a pool party at 6 p.m. at the Homer High School. Rounding up the week of events June 13 is a wilderness hike-scavenger hunt at 1 p.m. at the Pratt Museum and a street dance and barbecue beginning at 8 p.m. at the Point of View Plaza. For more information about Choices for Teens or Youth Appreciation Week, contact (907) 235-1915.

Annual river festival planned

The 13th annual Kenai River Festival will take place June 14 and 15 at the city of Kenai's Green Strip Park near the ball fields. A variety of free activities are planned, including face painting, a hands-on science tent, live music and fishing-casting clinics. Salmon and burrito dinners will be offered and a fun run will be held, as well. For more information on the festival or fun run, call Josselyn at 260-5449.

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