Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, July 03, 2002

Church to hold Freedom Festival

Abundant Life Assembly of God will host its Freedom Festival 2002 Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be carnival booths, crafts, game tournaments, concession stands, a pie-eating contest and a flea market.

Registration for events is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. As part of the festival there will be a freedom concert Sunday at 6 p.m. All events will be at Mile 81.5 Sterling Highway. For more information, call 262-7266.

Library in need of book donations

The Soldotna Public Library is in need of book donations for its annual Progress Days book sale. All donations can be dropped off at the library. For more information, call 262-4227.

Kenai chamber looking for volunteers

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is in need of residents willing to volunteer at the "Hooked on the Kenai Headwaters" display at the Kenai Airport. Anyone interested in applying to be an flight greeter is asked to call the Kenai chamber at 283-7989.

Swim team seeking members

The Soldotna Silver Salmon swim team is looking for swimmers interested in joining a competitive swim team. To qualify for the team, you must be able to swim one length of the pool and be at least 6 years old. Summer practices are held Monday through Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Skyview High School Pool.

For more information, call Sohail Marey at 262-7419 or Leo Grasso at 262-0653 or go to

Blood donations in demand

The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center is in need of blood donations before the Fourth of July holiday. Supplies of O-negative, A-negative and AB-negative are particularly low. For more information or to make an appointment, call 260-5672.

Club seeks vehicle donation

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula is in need of a vehicle to be used by the summer Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling program. Preferably the vehicle would be a four door van or truck with seating for at least five people. The club is non profit agency and any donations to it are tax deductible.

For more information or to loan or donate a vehicle to the program, call Kim Lee at 283-2682.

Reminder: Fireworks not allowed

In advance of Thursday's Fourth of July holiday, the Alaska Division of Forestry fire officials in Soldotna recently reminded people that all types of fireworks are illegal in the Kenai Peninsula Borough and on all forested lands in the state of Alaska.

Forestry also continues its suspension on all burn permits on the peninsula due to the current hot, dry and windy weather conditions. Updates on burn permit status may be obtained by calling 260-4269 for a recording on burn conditions.

While campfires are not prohibited, they must be in areas clear of grass, peat or spruce trees and should never be lit during windy conditions, according to Fire Prevention Officer Sharon Roesch.

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