Community News

Posted: Monday, December 15, 2003

Parade winners announced

The winners of the Christmas Comes to Kenai Electric Light Parade are as follows: T and G Builders and Peninsula Winter Games, tied for grand prize; Home Depot, first place; Fred Meyer, second place; Williams Express, third place; and Kenai Senior Citizens Center and C and C Stables, tied for honorable mention.

Skyview Basketball Boosters to meet

The Skyview High School Basketball Booster Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the school commons for a "meet-and-greet" potluck. All parents, players and coaches are invited. Officers also will be elected at the meeting. For more information, call Dennis Smith at 262-7974 or e-mail

Swim club seeks members

A new swim club, South Central Aquatics, will hold registration for members at 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at Skyview High School. For more information, call Dennis Reger at 262-1220 or Petra Clinton at 262-5563.

Open mic night to benefit food bank

The Kenai Peninsula College Student Union will hold an open mic night from 7 to 10. Thursday at the college. Cost of admission is two cans of food. For more information, call Brett at 262-0339.

Community contra dance planned

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will hold a community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Easier dances begin at 7 p.m. Dancers are asked to wear clean, nonmarking shoes. It is a smoke- and alcohol-free environment.

Admission is $5. Children under 16 are admitted free. Dances are held every third Saturday of the month, September through April. For more information, call 260-4171.

Area businesses, individuals to support food bank

The following businesses and individuals are lending their support to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.

Country Foods IGA in Kenai is collecting nonperishable food donations and turkey gift certificates through Christmas.

Three Bears in Kenai also is collecting nonperishable food donations and turkey gift certificates through Christmas.

Sonoma Florist in Soldotna will donate 50 cents for every outgoing wire order through the end of the year.

Curves of Soldotna is holding holiday food drives every Wednesday through Christmas.

The Aspen Hotel in Soldotna will offer a 25 percent-off gift certificate for your next stay with a food donation of three nonperishable food items or a $10 donation.

The Good Time Coffee Company on the corner of Main Street Loop and the Kenai Spur Highway will donate 10 cents per cup of coffee to the food bank through the end of the year.

The Floor Center at 44296 Sterling Highway in Soldotna is offering 10 percent off any purchase for a donation of three nonperishable food items.

Suggested items to donate are vegetables, pumpkins, fruit, soups, chicken broth and small bags of flour and sugar. For more information, call Linda Swarner 262-3111.

Environmental directory seeks entries

The Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, a program of the National Wildlife Federation, is compiling a statewide directory of youth environmental programs for high school and university students in Alaska. The directory will include contact information for organizations associated with high school, university or community youth groups. It will be available in the spring. The deadline for submission is Jan. 15.

For more information, call Sarah at (907) 339-3913 or e-mail her at

Auction fund-raiser for hospice slated

The Hospice of the Central Peninsula will hold an "Evening with Hospice" from 6 to 10 Feb. 7 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Wine tasting, gourmet appetizers and silent and outcry auctions are some of the planned activities.

The evening will be an opportunity for community members to learn about hospice and its quality, compassionate care for people living with life-limiting illness and their families. The cost is $40 per person. All proceeds will go to hospice. For more information, call Sue at 262-0453.

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