Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, August 22, 2003

Medical fund-raiser planned

A steak dinner and outcry auction to assist Soldotna resident Paul Hecht with medical bills will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Elks Lodge. The auction begins at 8 p.m. The cost of dinner is $20. Donations can be made at the First National Bank in Soldotna. For more information, call Dave Carey at 262-9107.

Pioneers gather in Kenai

The Pioneers of Alaska will hold a convention planning meeting at noon Saturday at Rubens International Restaurant in Kenai.

The convention will be held Sept. 17 to 20. For more information, to register or to purchase tickets to the luncheons or grand banquet, call 283-5722, 776-8636 or 776-8047.

Cooperative Extension final nutritional class set

Colleen Deal of the Cooperative Extension Service will teach the final class of her eight-week series on nutrition at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank at 33955 Community College Drive. Deal's topic will be "Off the Hoof" preparation and recipes. For more information, call Cindy at 262-3111.

KCHS plans Freshmen Night

Kenai Central High School's student council will host a welcome night for all incoming freshmen from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday in the school gym.

Area schools plan open houses Tuesday

Redoubt, Soldotna, Sterling and Sears elementary schools will host open house events next week in preparation for the first day of school.

Soldotna Elementary School will host an open house from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Parents and students are invited to come see the classrooms and meet teachers for the 2003-04 school year.

The Sterling Elementary School PTA will sponsor an open house and chili dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school. Parents and students are invited to check out classrooms and meet teachers.

Sears Elementary School will host an open house from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for students to meet their teachers.

Redoubt Elementary School will host its open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Bus schedule, school lunch and supply information will be available, and school T-shirts will be on sale for children and adults.

KRSMA in need of board members

The Kenai River Special Management Area advisory board is accepting applications for board members. The KRSMA board meets monthly September through May and advises the Department of Natural Resources on issues pertaining to the management of the Kenai River. The 17-member board is comprised of nine members of the public representing a variety of interests and eight members representing various local, state and federal agencies. For more information or to request an application, call the Alaska State Parks office at 262-5581. Applications are due by Sept. 17.

School supply donations sought

The Tustumena Elementary PTO has started a drive to collect school supplies for students who are not able to provided their own.

Donations for the PTO Community Closet can be dropped off at the school office. Let the office know that they are for the PTO.

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