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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2003

Seward to celebrate railroad centennial

The City of Seward will hold a two-day celebration of the railroad's centennial, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday in Seward. The celebration is sponsored by the Alaska Railroad, city of Seward, First National Bank and the Seward Centennial Committee.

Games, rides, contests, hand-car races, a spike-driving contest, model train exhibits, demonstrations and vendor booths are some of the planned activities.

Special centennial guests will include the mayors of the Railbelt and officials from the Alaska Railroad and the First National Bank.

For more information, call (907) 224-4002 or visit www.seward

Auction donations sought for fund-rasier

Donation items are being sought for the auction fund-raiser planned for 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Tustumena Lodge. The proceeds will benefit Kasilof residents Teri Leto and her daughter, Lily. They lost everything in a house fire.

Raffles, live music and an Italian dinner also are planned. For more information or to donate, call Evy Gebhardt at 262-5057.

Annual Seward run-walk planned

The annual Seward Hawkwalk 10-kilometer run-walk and 30-kilometer bike will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Resurrection Roadhouse.

There is an entry fee.

Proceeds benefit the high school athletic program. For more information, call Rich Houghton at 224-3351.

Resident needed for fair board

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is looking for a new board member.

The board is comprised of nine members from around the peninsula and is responsible for producing the fair and making decisions about the fairgrounds.

Applicants must be 18 years or older and have a desire to promote the Kenai Peninsula State Fair. The position will be voted on at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the membership meeting. For more information and location of meeting, call (907) 567-3670.

Historical association meeting slated

The Kenai Peninsula Historical Association will meet at 9 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Cooper Landing Community Hall. Author Kaylene Johnson will be the featured speaker. She will discuss her new book, "Portrait of the Alaska Railroad."

Pie makers sought

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its ninth annual pie auction Oct. 11 and is seeking local gourmets to make pies for the event.

Participants' pies will be judged, with honors awarded to the best pie in town. For more information, call Erica at 262-9814.

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