Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, August 30, 2004

Volunteers needed for auction

The Boys and Girls Club is seeking interested community members to help with its 17th annual auction fund-raiser. Volunteers are need to make telephone calls, pick up donations, decorate, set up tables, chairs and auction items and also for cleanup. For more information, call Kim Lee at 283-2682.

Kenai River group to meet

The Kenai River Working Group will meet from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road. The group was appointed last spring by Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin. Its job is to help DNR develop a more effective program for managing commercial activities on the Kenai River, including the possibility of limiting the number of river guides and other commercial operators on the river.

The group consists of 14 members who were chosen to represent the various effected parties. The public is invited. For more information, call Chris Degernes at 262-5581.

Butchering class scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will host a butchering class at 5:30 p.m. today at the food bank. Carrol Martin of the Diamond M Ranch and a 4-H leader will butcher a pig and a lamb. The public is encouraged to attend. There is no fee. For more information, call Linda or Debbie at 262-3111.

Drivers' safety class planned

There will be an American Association of Retired Persons drivers' safety program offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai River Center. The program is certified for ticket dismissals and point reductions through the state of Alaska. It also is possible to receive auto insurance discounts for completing the program. All ages are welcome. For more information or to preregister, call Vivian Swanson at 260-3966.

Kennel club agility trials slated

The Kenai Kennel Club will hold its annual Labor Day agility trials Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day at the Kenai Little League baseball fields on Spruce Street in Kenai. Competition begins at 9 a.m. each day and generally ends by midafternoon.

Those who would like to volunteer to help are encouraged to contact Alison at 283-4484 or Dori Lynn at 283-7515.

Spectators are encouraged to bring something to sit on and weather-appropriate clothing but no dogs.

KKC also is offering classes at its facility in the C Plaza in Kenai, including agility, puppy kindergarten, basic, intermediate and advance obedience and conformation handling.

To find out more or to sign up for classes, call the club at 335-2552.

WRCC fund-raiser set

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold its 20th annual radiothon fund-raiser from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 on KSRM radio 92 AM. Cash and in-kind donations pledged during the radiothon will support the agency's services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as its community and school prevention programs. For more information, to make a pledge or volunteer, call Cheryl at 283-9479.

Blood donors needed

The Blood Bank of Alaska is in need of donors. Due to low donations and a high demand on current blood supplies, the blood bank currently has less than a one-day supply of type A positive and B negative blood. Type O negative blood, which can be given to any patient, regardless of blood type, also is at a less than one-day supply. For more information, call 260-5672.

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