Seniors prepare for Progress Days

Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2001

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center will offer many different events in conjunction with this weekend's Progress Days celebration.

The center will be a bustle of excitement Friday and Saturday while taking part in the Soldotna festivities. There will be handmade quilts and quilt art on display at the center.

"The whole center will be filled," said Jan Fena, center director.

While the quilts will not be for sale, the center will raffle off a queen-sized quilt named "Bear in the Woods," by Eileen Elder, and a fireweed wall hanging by Jean Evenson. Both quilts will be raffled off at 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $1 each.

The center also will display antiques and sell baked goods made by Soldotna seniors. The sale will feature breads, pies and cakes, plus jams and jellies.

Crafters from the Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage also will feature their wares.

On Saturday morning, the center's members will wave from a 28-foot float in the parade that will correlate with this year's theme, "2001: A Fish Odyssey."

During the Saturday events, mem-bers of the endowment fund board will serve a limited menu, including sand-wiches, chili and hot dogs. Donations from the barbecue will go toward the endowment fund, which helps pay for up-keep and equipment for the center.

There also will be a car show, enter-tainment, face painting and wool spin-ning Saturday.

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center is at 197 W. Park Ave. For more information about activities, call the center at 262-2322.

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