Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2001

Christmas decorating contest winners announced

The Kenai Christmas decorating contest residential winners were 117 Harbor Street, first place; 145 Stellar, second place; and 115 Walker, third place. Honorable mentions were 119 Harbor and 1615 Toyon Way. The winners in the business category were Big Dipper Car Wash, first place; Kenai Electric Building, second place; and Kenai Fire Department, third place.

Chamber luncheons on holiday hiatus

There are no Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheons scheduled for Wednesday and Jan. 2. The next luncheon will be at noon Jan. 9 at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. For more information, call 283-7989.

Skate ski clinic offered

A skate ski clinic will be held for students grades 6 through 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 3 at Tsalteshi Trails. The clinic will cover ski waxing techniques, skate ski techniques, including V1, V2, V2 open, step turning and downhill tuck. The cost of the clinic is $20, which covers all waxing supplies, snacks and drinks. Registration forms for the clinic are available at Beemun's, Wilderness Way or on the Tsalteshi Web page at, or by calling Denise Harro at 262-4150.

Safe Sitter class has space available

There will be Safe Sitter classes offered at Central Peninsula General Hospital Jan. 3 and 4. for 11- to 13-year-olds interested in become better, safer baby sitters. There are still a few slots open for the classes. Participants can register by calling Michelle Banta at 262-8172. Classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of the course materials is $50.

Funding available through United Way

Interested nonprofit or government agencies providing emergency food and shelter within the Kenai Peninsula Borough should send a letter of interest/request describing their services and IRS tax determination to: Kenai Peninsula United Way, 11355 Frontage Road, Suite 101, Kenai, AK 99611. The deadline to apply is Jan. 4. For more information, call 283-9500.

Social Security representatives will visit area

Representatives of the Social Security Administration will be in Seward at the council chambers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 15, in Kenai at city hall from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 16, and in Homer at the Senior Citizens Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 17.

Lock-up fund-raiser planned

The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Alaska will hold a "Behind Bars for Good" fund-raiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 24 at Peninsula Steak House. Soldotna's "most wanted and notorious" citizens will be locked up for one hour to raise their $1,000 bail using cellular phones to benefit MDA and more than 250 Alaska families living with neuromuscular disease. For more information, to volunteer or to learn how a business can participate in the Lock-Up, call the Alaska chapter office at 1-800-478-5683.

Award banquet for heroes to be held

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will hold a Town and Gown awards banquet, "A Salute to Our Unsung Community Heroes," at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Kenai Senior Center. Tickets are available through the Kenai Chamber of Commerce board. For more information, call 283-7989.

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