Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2002

Food Bank to close for inventory

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday in order to take inventory. The food bank will reopen Thursday. For more information, call Peggy Moore at 262-3111.

World peace meditation planned

A nondenominational prayer and meditation for world peace will be at 3 a.m. Tuesday at the Kenai River Center. The event is part of a worldwide meditation project taking place at noon, Greenwich Mean Time, to pray for world peace. For more information, call the Rev. Kathe Ford at 262-5096.

Hospital board to meet Tuesday

CPGH Inc., the organization that runs Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna, will hold a special meeting of the board of directors at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the Iliamna room at the hospital. For a copy of the agenda, visit

Student holiday creations on display at mall

Gingerbread houses created by students at Kenai Alternative High School and Skyview High School are on display at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna, across from Payless Shoes, through Tuesday.

The public is encouraged to come to the mall and vote on the gingerbread houses and support the students for their craftsmanship.

CPGH to sponsor Safe Sitter course

Central Peninsula General Hospital will sponsor Safe Sitter classes for boys and girls ages 11 to 13 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Cost is $50. Students must be preregistered to guarantee a space in the class. Registration forms are available at the hospital front desk. For more information, call Michelle at 262-8172.

Swimming lesson sign-ups open

Registration is open for the next round of swimming lessons at the Soldotna High School pool. Classes start Jan. 7 and are held Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The cost is $40 for 10 lessons.

Lessons are available for preschoolers, children and adults. Because of limited space, preregistration is recommended. To sign up, call 262-7419.

Advisory Committee to hold elections

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will hold an election meeting at the Kenai River Center, 36130 Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna, at 7 p.m. Jan. 10. Seats available include five three-year terms; two two-year terms, four one-year terms and two alternate one-year terms.

Advisory committees provide local expertise to the Board of Fisheries and the Board of Game regulatory process. Nominations are taken from the public at the election meeting. Members of the public who are peninsula residents and 18 or older may vote. Ballots will be available at the meeting.

For more information, call Brent Johnson at 262-4763 or Sherry Wright at (907) 267-2354.

Blood Bank sponsors awards program

The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center is sponsoring its annual Community Heart Awards Program. The program is a contest between participating Soldotna businesses and organizations to see which can have the most members give blood. The winning organization will receive the Community Heart Award trophy.

Each participating business or organization will have its own personalized donor board at the center, and there will be a permanent plaque in the center engraved with the winner's name and date, as well as a group picture.

The program runs through Feb. 14. For more information, call 260-5672 or 252-0345.

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