Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, October 29, 2004

Boys and Girls to host trunk-or-treating

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula will host trunk-or-treating from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in front of the club in Kenai. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes and dress for the weather. This activity is for children ages 13 and younger. Volunteers and donations of individually wrapped candy still are needed for this event. For more information or to make a donation, call Kimberli Dent at 283-2682.

'Ghost ship' to visit Homer

The Coast Guard Cutter Hickory will put on "Haunted Hickory" from 6 to 9 p.m. (6 to 7 for the easily scared) today at Pioneer Pier at the end of the Homer Spit. Admission is a canned food donation. All donations will benefit Homer area residents. Concessions will be available. For more information, call Kevin Lamb at (907) 235-5233.

Square dance lessons available

The Peninsula Promenaders will host square dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Partners are not necessary. The public is invited. For more information, call Dudley at 260-2691.

Final day for mascot contest

The Kenai Peninsula Arctic Winter Games 2006 Host Society is sponsoring a name the mascot contest, which ends today. Its mascot is a costumed caricature of a raven dressed in athletic attire. The mascot's duties will be to visit sports venues from Alyeska to Homer and encourage athletes.

The contest is open to all Kenai Peninsula students in grades kindergarten through 12. The winner will receive four Super Sport passes, four tickets to the opening and closing ceremonies and $100 in Games merchandise. Judging will be done by the host society.

Entry forms are available at all Kenai Peninsula Borough schools and Wells Fargo Banks and in the Peninsula Clarion.

Completed forms can be dropped off at any Wells Fargo branch office on the peninsula or mailed to 2006 Arctic Winter Games, Attn: Name the Mascot Contest, P.O. Box 1659, Soldotna, AK 99669 or faxed to 335-3367.

Fire safety equipment available

The city of Kenai Fire Department is piloting a program to reduce fire deaths by improving home fire safety. One hundred homes in the city of Kenai will be chosen through an application process to receive smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and other items.

Selected residents will be contacted the week of Nov. 8 and need to set up an appointment with project personnel for the Home Fire Safety Survey for placement of needed equipment.

Applications are available at the Kenai Fire Department. The deadline to return completed applications is 5 p.m. Nov. 5. The information gathered in the survey will be used to fine tune and promote similar programs in Alaska in the future. For more information, call the fire department at 283-7666.

Auction fund-raiser set

An auction fund-raiser to benefit a nursing education scholarship at Kenai Peninsula College will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Kenai Citizens Senior Center. Hors d'oeuvres, wine, entertainment, auctions and prize giveaways are some of the planned activities. The cost is $35. Tickets are available at Heritage Place in Soldotna and the KPC director's office. For more information or to make a donation, call 260-3111.

Alcohol and drug abuse council to meet

The Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will hold its annual meeting at 5 p.m. Nov. 15 at 10200 Kenai Spur Highway. The purpose of the meeting is to elect board officers. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Henry Novak at 283-9891, ext. 204.

Help for home daycare providers

The LeeShore Center (formerly the Women's Resource and Crisis Center) is a sponsor in the USDA child and adult care food program that is administered by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. The same meals will be made available to enrolled children in each of its sponsored child-care homes and it will be provided at no charge without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. For more information or to enroll, call Jennette at 283-4707.

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