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Posted: Monday, October 20, 2003

Unity Trail dedication set

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai Eagles Club near the midpoint of the Unity Trail at Dogwood Road and Togiak Street.

The ceremony will celebrate the completion of the 11 miles of the trail. The project also provided a lighted pathway between Soldotna High School and Redoubt Elementary. For more information, call Bob at (907) 269-0448.

Town hall meeting planned

Rep. Kelly Wolf, R-Kenai, will host an open forum town hall meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Borough Building in Soldotna. For more information, call 283-2690.

VFW to sponsor scholarship programs

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary of the Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post No. 10046 is sponsoring two scholarships.

The 57th annual Voice of Democracy Scholarship theme will be "My Commitment to America's Future." Students in grades nine through 12 are invited to write then record a three- to five-minute audio-essay expressing their views on this topic. Home-school students are eligible and encouraged to participate. Monetary awards will be made to winners at each school. A $1,000 prize will be awarded to the first-place overall winner and $500 to the second-place winner. Winners at the local level will move on to the state level with first-, second- and third-place awards being $1,000, $500 and $400, respectively. The first-place entry at state will be eligible for the national competition and a chance to win a $25,000 scholarship.

The National Patriot's Pen Scholarship Program theme will be "My Dream For America." Students in grades seven and eight are invited to write a 300- to 400-word essay on this topic. Monetary awards will be made to winners at each school. A $300 prize will be awarded to the first-place overall winner and $150 to the second-place winner. Winners at the local level will move on to the state level with savings bonds of $500, $200 and $100 being awarded. The first-place entry at state will be eligible for the national competition and a chance to win a $10,000 savings bond.

The entry deadline for both scholarships is Nov. 1. For more information and entry forms, call your student's school or the VFW program chair at 283-1003.



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