Community News

Posted: Monday, December 04, 2006

Library receives grant

Kenai Community Library received a $1,152 grant from the Fred Meyer Foundation for the library’s WEE Read program.

The program is for babies and their parents to provide training in providing a literacy rich environment for children. Weekly story times in the library will model story-telling techniques for parents to use at home. Monthly outreach visits to the Kenai Alternative High School will provide similar training to the teen parents there.

Grant money will be used to purchase the board books that will be given to each child.

Library plans ‘lucky’ events

The Kenai Community Library will conduct activities from April to June related to the novel “ The Joy Luck Club.”

Group offers help to those in need

Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ) is a nonprofit telephone clearinghouse for peninsula residents in need of help. Its hours of operation are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Community members seeking help may call 283-5683.

Women’s education grant available

Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula has applications available to head-of-household women seeking financial assistance to attend school.

The club will provide a $500 cash grant to the winner, who will advance to the region level. The program culminates with three $15,000 finalist awards.

Applications are available at Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai and Soldotna libraries, the LeeShore Center and Bridges, and by calling Paula Rohloff at 260-4917. The deadline is Dec. 30.

Raising the bar for a good cause

Moosequito’s in Sterling is raffling off a 2006 Arctic Cat Cross Fire 600 snowmachine with 136-inch track to benefit the Sterling Senior Center. Tickets are $20 each and only 500 will be sold. The drawing will be at 11 p.m. Dec. 22 at Moosequito’s. The winner need not be present to win. For more information, call 260-8456 or 262-6808.

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