Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2000

Paving project closes Sport Lake Road

Sport Lake Road will be closed to through traffic today and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for paving. Those using the road should wait at intersections for the pilot car and obey all construction road signs, detours and traffic control personnel.

Do not cross fresh asphalt paving. For more information contact Foster Construction at 262-9139.

Nature hike visits Hidden Creek Trail

The Friends of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a nature hike on Hidden Creek Trail on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. The trailhead starts at Mile 5.7 on Skilak Lake Road. It begins at a 500-foot elevation, passing through woods to Skilak Lake at 195 feet elevation, and has a round-trip distance of three miles. There are some boggy spots and a few small streams to cross, so waterproof boots are advised.

This hike is the start of a year-long activities program by the Friends group with hikes in the refuge planned for each month. Interested hikers can meet at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center to begin the carpool to the trailhead. For more information, contact Amy George at 260-6163 or 262-7021.

Mothers, daughters do lunch

The Kenai-Soldotna Christian Women's Club invites all interested women to their mother-daughter luncheon on Friday, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Old Town Village Restaurant in Kenai. Featured guest will be Nancy Speedy, mother of five and grandmother of 12. Two of her daughters, Carol Bannock and Janet Pargeter, will sing, and another daughter, Linda Stimaker, will be the speaker. Cost of the luncheon is $10. For more information or to make reservations, call Margaret at 262-4797, or Linda at 262-4996.

Walk to raise awareness of birth defects

Voices for the Children, a parent support group for parents raising children exposed to alcohol before birth, will sponsor a Walk For Awareness on Saturday at 10 a.m. The walk will be approximately three miles and is open to teenagers and adults only. Anyone interested can join the group at Redoubt Plumbing and Heating on the Spur Highway at 9 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to participants for a registration donation. The group will meet at Pizza Hut for lunch following the walk.

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