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Posted: Monday, June 07, 2010

Luau set

Soldotna Senior Center's Hawaiian Luau Fund raiser will be on June 19 at 5:30 p.m. A Hawaiian cuisine dinner, live entertainment, door prizes, silent auction and outcry auctions are planned.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 11 years old and younger. For tickets or information call 262-2322.

Spit run set

Registration is under way for the annual Homer News Spit Run scheduled for June 26.

Early registration for the 10K race is free. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Homer News Web site at There will be a $5 fee for those registering after 5 p.m. June 23. Spit Run T-shirts also are being sold at the Homer News. Cost is $20 for short-sleeved shirts and $25 for long-sleeved shirts. Shirts also will be sold before the race and at the finish line, but quantities are limited.

On the day of the race, check-in is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Homer

High School, with the race beginning at 10 a.m.

The race finishes at the end of the Homer Spit, by Land's End Resort.

Official timing ends at noon. A free shuttle will be offered until noon for runners to return to Homer High to pick up cars.

The race is for all abilities and ages, and runners also are invited to participate in costumes.

There will be a post-race party on the deck of Land's End, which will include a no-host barbecue. Music will be by Johnny B.

Prizes for the fastest man and woman will be given. Every racer will receive a water bottle, courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital.

Race participants are invited to watch the start of the annual Homer Yacht Club Land's End Regatta at the completion of the Spit Run.

For more information, call the Homer News at 235-7767.

God, country rally slated

The God and Country Rally will be held June 27 at Kenai Central High School, at 6 p.m.

The special speaker will be Gary Thornton. Thornton 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.

We are supporting the Red, White and Blue campaign by attendees bringing a gift of canned fish or candy for our troops serving overseas.

For more information, call JD Duncan at or call him at 262-7416, at Peninsula Christian Center.

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