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Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2003

Soldotna tree-lighting ceremony today

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its third annual Parker Park tree-lighting ceremony from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center and Parker Park. The evening's activities will include Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving by fire engine, children having their picture taken with Santa, free refreshments by Isabell's Catering, caroling by the Kenai Carolers and free sleigh rides. Soldotna Mayor Dave Carey will preside. For more information, call the Soldotna chamber at 262-9814.

Homeless shelter to be discussed

A meeting to share and discuss ideas for an interfaith homeless shelter will begin at 11:30 a.m. today at Bridges. For more information, call 260-3800.

Alaskans for peace and justice to show film

The Alaskans for Peace and Justice will show the film "The Hidden Wars of Desert Storm" at 7 p.m. Friday in the commons at Kenai Peninsula College. It is based on an investigation of the 1990-91 Gulf War and the ensuing sanctions. For more information, call Ann Marina at 283-5950.

Elks to hold community fund-raiser

The Kenai Elks Lodge No. 2425 will hold its sixth annual Social and Community Welfare Concert fund-raiser at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna High School Auditorium. The concert will feature rock-a-billy band, Joey Fender and the 55's. Admission is $15 per person or $50 for a family of four. The proceeds will go to Central Peninsula General Hospital's Patient Assistance Fund. The Elks also will present the hospital with a $5,000 check. For more information, call Peter Fahey at 283-0915.

Frontier Community Services to hold open house

Frontier Community Services will hold an open house from 11 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Red Diamond Center. Santa will be available for pictures from 1 to 4 p.m. Hot apple cider, treats and holiday carols are some of the planned activities. For more information, call Vickie Tinker at 262-6331.

Boys and Girls club plan fine arts exhibit

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula annual fine arts exhibit will begin in the evening Monday and run through Wednesday at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Artwork from the Nikiski, Kenai and Soldotna clubs will be on display. There will be a reception at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the mall. The public is invited. For more information, call Kim Lee at 283-2682.

Skyview winter concert slated

The Skyview High School bands and choirs will hold a winter concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Soldotna High School Auditorium.

Food bank board meeting set

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank's board meeting will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the soup kitchen. The public is invited. For more information, call Linda Swarner at 262-3111.

Golf course open for Nordic skiing

The Kenai Golf Course is open for Nordic skiing. Approximately five kilometers of groomed trails are available. All vehicle and snowmachine traffic is prohibited. For more information or to obtain a trail report, call Kenai Parks and Recreation at 283-3692.

Account for fire victims set up

An account has been set up at the Wells Fargo Bank for the Goracke family, which recently lost its home and belongings in a fire. The Gorackes have been active in the community, donating countless hours to youth programs, especially wrestling and football. Interested community members can make a donation at any Wells Fargo Branch to the Goracke fire fund account.



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