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Posted: Friday, June 25, 2004

Rummage sale fund-raiser planned in Homer

The Refuge Chapel will hold a garage sale fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday at the church on Homer Spit Road.

All proceeds will go to the Refuge Room, a nonprofit bunkhouse for men, and the youth group to help build a house in Mexico Mission. For more information, call (907) 235-4744.

Local radio club to take part in national event

Members of the Moosehorn Amateur Radio Club will spend Saturday and Sunday taking part in the annual Field Day Competition. Operations begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Skyview High School. Participants will contact other clubs and individuals across the United States and Canada. The public is invited to view the operations and learn more about amateur radio.

The event is designed to test operators' skills and be fun, as well as offering a serious exercise in emergency preparedness and providing backup communications. Field Day also is an opportunity to demonstrate the hobby to the public, answer questions and assist those who may want to become involved.

Public service is a key reason the federal government allows licensed operators to utilize valuable radio frequencies. Testing for all classes of amateur licenses will be administered during the event. For more information, call Dale Hersherger at 262-7988 or Jim Heim at 283-7942.

Homer Spit Run set to go

The Homer News and Homer Travel will host the 29th annual Homer Spit Run at 10 a.m. Saturday. The race will begin at the Homer High School parking lot and continue to the end of the spit. Early registration is free, while Registration after today is $5.

There will be a post-race deck party and awards ceremony at Land's End Resort. Music will be provided by Too Fat to Fly. Awards will be given in the following categories: fastest man, woman, couple, boy, girl; best herd of runners; sponsors' choice; best costumed; and the red lantern.

Following the awards ceremony, a barbecue to kick off the eighth annual Sailing Regatta will begin at 1:30 p.m. Families are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Carey James at (907) 235-7767.

Crescent Creek trail project planned

The Sierra Club, in support of the Living in Harmony with Bears program, will hold a mountain bike work party on the Crescent Creek trail Saturday. Participants will work with the Seward Ranger District to install a bear box and perform other campground maintenance needs. Camping options are available. There is no fee.

For more information or to register, call Josh at (907) 276-4088.

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