Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, July 20, 2001

Legislators set to appear at luncheon today

The Republican Party of Kenai will host all five Kenai Peninsula legislators at a luncheon today at noon at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. For more information, call 398-4326.

Applications due today

Today is the last day applications for parade and vendor entries may be submitted to the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce for Soldotna Progress Days.

Native American tools to be discussed

Today, as part of its summer interpretive program, the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center is hosting Larry Ford. He will speak about Native American tools at the center from 3 to 3:45 p.m.

Christmas in July celebration scheduled

The Sterling Senior Center is having a Christmas celebration today and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crafter tables are available for $25, and the Elderberry Cafe will be open. For more information, call Judy Warren at 262-6808 or Glenda at 262-2943.

All-you-can-eat breakfast planned

The Cooper Landing seniors are serving all-you-can-eat sourdough and potato pancakes with sausage, juice and bottomless coffee from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the community center on Bean Creek Road. Cost is $6 per person or free for children 2 years old and younger. Funds will help the seniors with transportation, housing and a center. For more information, call Anne Engbers at 595-1810.

Craft show to be held

The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race Association is combining its annual craft fair with Dog Days Saturday from noon until 6 p.m. at the Tustumena Lodge. Vendors can apply to sell crafts and may set up anytime after 10 a.m. "Puppy Poop" Squares are available for $10 and the winner will receive $500. There will also be a fun dog show and a hot dog barbecue for $5. For more information, call Suzie Cook at the lodge at 262-4216 or at home at 262-5629.

Historical Society board meeting slated

The Soldotna Historical Society Board of Directors will meet Saturday at 9 a.m. at the museum on Centennial Road. The public may attend.

Serving safe food class planned

A class discussing safe food handling for public food preparation will be held Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Soldotna Senior Center. The class is free, but preregistration is requested. For more information, call Jeri Lohmer at 262-5210, extension No. 237.

Blood drive to be held

The Blood Bank of Alaska will hold a blood drive at the Soldotna Church of God Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. The church is at the corner of Binkley Street and Redoubt Avenue.

Flea market scheduled

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ is sponsoring a flea market July 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the old C and R Auto lot in Soldotna across from Sourdough Sal's. To rent a space, or for more information, call Nancy Bergevin at 262-9693.

Fund-raiser planned for heart transplant patient

There will be a spaghetti feed and fund-raiser including a Chinese auction for Kelcee Bass Bittick at 6 p.m. July 28 at Goodnight Out, next to Dairy Queen in Soldotna. She is 11 years old and in need of a heart transplant. On Aug. 2 she is leaving for tissue samples. The cost is $6. To donate funds send them to Kelcee Bass Bittick, Box 2145, Soldotna, AK 99669. For more information, call 260-4815.

Pet photos wanted

Do you have a pet photo you'd like to share?

The Clarion's pet photo pile for "My Best Friend" is dwindling.

Photos either can be color or black and white and should be no smaller than 3-by-5 inches. They may include people. Limit one photo per household.

They can be dropped off at the Kenai or Soldotna offices or mailed to the Clarion at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611. A brief explanation of the photo, the pet's and owner's names, owner's address and phone number must be included. E-mailed photos will not be accepted.

Only photos with an address written on the back will be returned.

For more information, call Dori Lynn Anderson at 283-7551.

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