Students compete in Sterling poster contest
The Sterling Senior Center sponsored a poster contest to kick off its 11th annual Salmon Classic fundraiser. Students from Sterling Elementary School participated and the posters were voted on by Sterling seniors. Savings bonds and Salmon Classic T-shirts were presented to Libby Fisher-Trent for first place, Hannah Katzenberger for second place and Lizzy Lowe for third place.
This is the center’s primary fundraiser of the year and insures the center can continue operating and providing a place for seniors and the community to gather for nutrition, social activities and assistance as needed. Salmon Classic tickets are available at the center. Call 262-6808 for more information.
The LeeShore Center is seeking a group of volunteers to do a thorough cleaning of shelter bedrooms. All volunteers must sign a confidentiality agreement prior to working at the shelter. The center’s Transitional Living Center also is in need of a volunteer to check and/or repair bicycles for client use. If you would like to help in the spring cleaning or in this capacity, contact the volunteer coordinator at 283-9479.
Ninilchik fair seeks sponsors, gardeners
· The Ninilchik State Fair is seeking volunteers to help with beautification around the grounds. Community members interested in sponsoring a flower bed, planting flowers in a wheelbarrow to display at the fair or donating transplantable annuals or perennials to the fair should call the fair office at (907) 567-3670. Office hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
· Wood chips are needed to add to the poultry barn and garden beds. To donate or offer to pick up a truckload and deliver it to the fair, call the fair office.
Refuge plans June activities
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge visitor center will host the following events:
· Wildlife films: Shown daily at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.
At noon, 2 and 4 p.m. “Kenai National Wildlife Refuge: Where Wildlife Comes First” (10 min.) The refuge’s wildlife story and learn about its recreational opportunities.
At 1 p.m. “Alone in the Wilderness” (55 min.) The life story of Dick Proenneke, who fell in love with the Twin Lakes country in the 1970s, built a log cabin solo and lived a wilderness lifestyle for more than 20 years.
At 3 p.m. “A Mystery in Alaska” (55 min.) Discover how Alaska’s bears, wolves and marine wildlife depend on its rich herring and salmon fisheries for survival.
· Hidden Lake programs: Discovery Hike Burney’s Trail at 1 p.m. Saturday. The refuge staff will teach you about nature and wildlife by using your senses. The hike covers 1.2 miles round trip, climbs 200 feet from spruce forest to an overlook above Hidden Lake. Participants are asked to wear comfortable shoes and bring water. No dogs. The trailhead is across from Skyview Loop, site No. 7. Park in the boat trailer parking and walk to the trailhead.
· Campfire programs: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the amphitheater. Participants will be given insights about Alaska wildlife and wilderness survival at the Hidden Lake Campground campfire programs. The campground is south off the Sterling Highway at Mile 58 onto Skilak Lake Loop Road. Drive 3.6 miles west to the campground entrance. Turn in the entrance road and follow signs to boat trailer parking, Skyview Loop and amphitheater. Driving time is one hour from Soldotna.
Everything under the sun fundraiser set
The VFW Post No. 10046 and Ladies Auxiliary will hold a garage, craft and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the post at 134 N. Birch St. in Soldotna. Crafters are welcome. Table rentals are available for $20.
For more information or to reserve a table, call 262-1262 or 262-2722. Garage sale donations will be accepted until Tuesday. Proceeds will support youth and community service programs.
Fair exhibit guides available
Kenai Peninsula State Fair exhibit guides are available at the following locations: Cad-Re Feed, Trinity Greenhouse, University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Service extension office; Kasilof Mercantile; Anchor Point Greenhouse, Ninilchik Library, Ninilchik General Store, Homer Book Store, Wagon Wheel, Corner Stop or the fairgrounds office. For more information, call (907) 567-3670 or visit www.kenaipeninsulafair.com.
Military reunion planned
Aleutian Island veterans, spouses and guests will hold reunions Aug. 11 in Clio, Mich; Sept. 4-6 in Williams, Calif.; Oct. 26-28 in Archbold, Ohio; and Nov. 11-13 in Laughlin, Nev. For more information or a registration application, send a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope to Al King, P.O. Box 130327, Sunrise FL 33313, call (954) 423-1852 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
Alzheimer’s info available
The Kenai Senior Citizens Center has an Alzheimer’s resource center. Material is available for lending free of charge to families and caregivers of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
Cameras, photo printers sought
The Soldotna Rotary Club is seeking donations of working digital cameras and photo printers for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s art program. Equipment may be dropped off at Sweeney’s Clothing or Joe Kashi’s law office. For more information, call 398-0480.
Social Security reps visit peninsula
The Social Security Administration makes monthly visits to the peninsula at the following times: first Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kenai City Hall; third Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Homer Senior Citizens Center; and the third Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seward City Hall. For more information, call (907) 271-4829.
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