Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, September 21, 2001

Car wash set to raise funds

A car wash will be held Saturday at the Godfather's Pizza parking lot from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or as long as vehicles show up, to raise funds for the victims and their families in New York who suffered from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

For more information, call 262-6569.

Hockey referees must certify

USA Hockey-certified referees are needed for the coming youth and adult hockey seasons. To be certified, referees must attend a certification seminar each year. This year's seminar will be Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center.

The seminar will include time on the ice, so participants must bring skates and a helmet. Bring a whistle if you have one. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call Dick Waisanen at 262-6298.

Seminar planned for minority-owned businesses

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center sponsors a workshop titled "Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Process" Monday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the CARTS building on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

The workshop is for anyone who is a minority, holds 51 percent ownership and has an interest in federal government contracts. Two Department of Transportation and public Facilities officers will provide information on how to apply and help with the application process.

There is no charge. For reservations, call 262-7497.

Private prisons are meeting topic

Dee Hubbard and Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Grace Merkes plan a Sterling community meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the Sterling Senior Center on the topic "Private prisons: What you haven't been told." Soldotna Mayor David Carey will be the speaker.

Meeting planned to grieve for Sept. 11

The Hospice Grief Support Program plans a "Circle of Friends" Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to remember Sept. 11. The meeting, at the Hospice office, 312 Tyee St. in Soldotna, will be a time for the community to grieve for America's losses. It is open to the public. There is no fee.

Board meeting planned

Central Peninsula Counseling Services will hold its board of directors meeting Thursday at 5 p.m. at 506 Lake St. in Kenai. It is open to the public.

Alaska Junior Miss deadline nears

The deadline for the Alaska Junior Miss Scholarship competition is Sept. 29. The annual program is slated for Nov. 17. It is part of a nationwide endeavor to honor and reward the country's outstanding high school senior girls for their accomplishments. There is no entry fee, and the event is open to any young woman graduating in spring 2002.

Soroptimists encourage donations

Soroptimist of Twin Cities has made a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and asks that all Kenai Peninsula organizations and individuals do the same. The address is American Red Cross, Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.

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