Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2002

Many contribute to success of Sterling Senior Center events

The Sterling Senior Center held a special Father's Day dinner June 14, which was also Flag Day. Those attending were treated to a "flag retirement" put on and arranged by Mike Arnold, committee chairman of Cub Scout Troop 562 of Sterling. A special poem describing where "Old Glory" has been and what it represents to those that were there was recited by Cub Scout Jacob Darrow. Jacob recited from memory and with some real finesse, "The Ragged Old Flag." Jacob is the son of John and Monica Darrow of Sterling and learned the poem for his forensics class. It was a wonderful tribute to what our forefathers fought so hard to obtain. Thanks Jacob Darrow and Cub Scout Troop 562!

The 12th annual barbecue sponsored by the Sterling Senior Center was well attended. Assisting the seniors with this event with everything from cooking to dishes were Team Tesoro members Dan and Tracy Manklokis, Connie Ross and Donna Condon. Thanks, Team Tesoro! A special thank you to Gayle Carlyle who single-handedly gathered the door prizes donated by Top Video, Blockbuster Video, Mom & Dad's, Sterling Auto Parts, Soldotna Animal Hospital, Alaska Canoe, Sterling Tool Rentals, Bing Brown's, Surburban Propane, Sadler's, Fred Meyer, Alaska Horn & Antler, Safeway, Radio Shack, Misty's Moments, Robin Place Fabric, River City Books, Odies Bead-It, Martin Mines, Sackets, Godfather's Pizza, Gloria's Hair Salon, Don's Hobbies, Sterling Greenhouse, Moose River Auto, Pappa Murphy's, Suzies, Candy Bouquet and B & D Auto. Lois Pillifant entertained us with some wonderful old tunes on the organ. Thanks to all our friends and community for a successful event.

Judy Warren, director

Soldotna Senior Center

Hospice families benefit from United Way project

Hospice of the Central Peninsula is proud to be a member agency of the Kenai Peninsula United Way. We appreciate the support shown by our communities to the United Way and are grateful for the generous allocation and designated donations to the hospice program.

Recently, three hospice families benefited from the United Way Days of Caring project. Under the guidance of Linda Payton, manager of the local Kenai Williams Express, a crew of caring workers built ramps and redesigned steps at the clients' homes. Having ease in access to come and go has been a blessing to our clients, their families and care givers.

Everyone at hospice wishes to thank Monica, Tony, Shane, Raymond and Linda from Kenai Williams Express for their kindness in choosing hospice for a Day of Caring project. We thank them for making a positive difference in the lives of the clients we serve and for their commitment to making our community a caring place to live.

Liz Schubert, executive director

Hospice of the Central Peninsula

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