Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Class of 1998 to get together

Kenai Central High School class of 1998 will hold its 10-year reunion Aug. 8 through 10 in Kenai.

Classmates interested in attending the dinner or family barbecue are asked to call Alicia Maltby at 252-8111 or visit

Community information sought

The Community page has moved to the Sunday Peninsula Life section. Readers will still be able to find out about events in their area and who was born, married, graduated or received a much deserved award.

Have you had or are about to have visitors? Has a new addition to your family just arrived? Where in the world is your military person and what are they up to? Got a new graduate, dean's list student or an award-receiving youth?

Do you have a news event, activity or fundraiser you need to let the community know about? Send it to us!

E-mail your community events to, fax it to 283-3299, drop it off at the Clarion office in Kenai at 150 Trading Bay Drive (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or mail your information to us at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611.

The Community page is a way to highlight activities and events that happen with a photo. If your group or organization has a photo of an event to share, submit the photo and the following information for print: Who took the photo, who's in it, when and where it was taken, a brief description of what's happening, and a name and phone number in case we have questions.

Deadline for information is 5 p.m. Mondays. Submissions are printed in the order they are received and as space is available.

For more information, call Nan Misner at 335-1241.

Active duty military support sought

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 20 in Kenai is seeking information and addresses of military personnel. The group ships care packages to interested members.

The auxiliary also supports dependents living on the peninsula by offering support and assistance during soldiers deployment. Send information to American Legion Post 20, 902 Cook Ave., Kenai, AK 99611, attention Auxiliary. Information may be dropped off at the post, also.

Chamber seeks green thumbs

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce and city of Kenai Parks and Recreation are requesting nominations for the Green Thumb Award, formerly known as the Garden of the Week.

Recipients of the award will be recognized for their beautification efforts at their residence and/or business in Kenai. Nominations should be submitted through the Kenai Chamber of Commerce or the Kenai Parks and Recreation Department and are being accepted through September.

For more information, call 283-3692.

Ninilchik fair seeks volunteers

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is seeking volunteers to weed, plant flowers, paint educational displays. It also is seeking individuals and businesses to sponsor a flower bed, plant flowers in a wheel barrel to display at the fair or donate transplantable annuals or perennials to the fair. For more information, call 907-567-3670 from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The fair will be held Aug. 15, 16 and 17. Fair hours will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17. The theme is "Where Pigs Fly."

Admission prices will be $20 for a family fun pass Aug. 15; daily prices are $8 for adults 13 and older; $6 for seniors 60 and older and youth 6 to 12; children under 5 are free; and three-day passes will be $20 for adults 13 and older and $15 for seniors 60 and older and youths 6 to 12.

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