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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2003

Firefighters basketball fund-raiser today

The Kenai Firefighters Assoc-iation will play in a basketball game against a team of NFL and Hollywood celebrities at 7 p.m. today at the Kenai Central High School gymnasium.

The game is a fund-raiser for the association. Tickets are $12.50 for one adult or two children. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information or tickets, call Terry Bookey at 283-7666.

Kaladi to raise funds for food bank

Kaladi Brothers Coffee Co. in Soldotna will hold a Kaladi customer Christmas party food drive from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the store. Entertainment and a drawing will be held. For more information, call Amy or Heidi at 262-5980.

Fund-raiser for Love INC scheduled

A benefit garage sale for Love INC will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Sears Elementary School. Donations are being accepted by the Kenai Fellowship Church at Mile 8.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. For more information or to arrange a drop off call Rick at 283-7682 or Mark at 394-1555.

Visitor center to hold grand opening

The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and Kachemak Bay Research Reserve will sponsor the grand opening of the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the center at 95 Sterling Highway in Homer. The day's festivities will include entertainment, food, beverages, prizes, a tree lighting and a time capsule burial. The premier screening of "The Journey of the Tiglax" will be shown. For more information, call the center at (907) 235-6961.

Deadline extended for women's awards

Soroptimist International has extended the deadline for the Violet Richardson award until Saturday. The award recognizes women between the ages of 14 to 17 who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts. The winner on the local level and the organization that she volunteers at each will receive a $200 check. The club-level winner becomes eligible for a $1,000 award from the Soroptimist International Northwest division. For more information or to obtain an application, call Betty at 262-4942.

The deadline for the Woman's Opportunity Award has been extended to Monday. This is for head-of-household women seeking financial assistance for education. The winner will receive $500 and will advance to the Soroptimist Northwest region contest. Appli-cations are available at the Soldotna and Kenai libraries and at Kenai Peninsula College. For more information, call Betty at 262-4942.

Children's Christmas activities planned

The Grace Lutheran Church and School will present Christmas for Kids from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the church, one block off Kalifornsky Beach Road on Ciechanski Road. It is open to children from third through sixth grade. Planned activities are making Christmas ornaments, learning Christmas carols, decorating cookies, a hot dog lunch, playing old-fashioned holiday games and learning the true meaning of Christmas. Participants will give a fifteen minute Christmas concert for their parents. For more information, call Christin Leckwee at 283-7888 or the school office at 283-9551.

Pulltab hearing scheduled

The Senate Labor and Commerce subcommittee on pulltabs will hold a public hearing on gaming and pulltabs at 1 p.m. Monday at the Kenai Legislative Information Office at 145 Main Street Loop. Testimony will be taken. For more information, call 283-2030.

Industry alliance meeting slated

The Support Industry Alliance will meet at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Paradisos in Kenai. Featured speakers are Bill Van Dyke, manager of lease administration-royalties, and Will Nebesky, commercial analyst. The meeting will be broadcast live on KSRM, 920 AM. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call Bill Popp at 262-6355.

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