FYI News briefs & announcements – May 8

Dunk the Fuzz raises funds

The Homer Police Department is inviting the public to  “Dunk the Fuzz,” a charity drive for the Homer Special Olympics.  The fundraising event will kick off 10 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Homer High School, along with a dunk tank and go-cart rides.
Several Homer Police Officers, local State Troopers and other City Officials will give you an opportunity to dunk them for charity.  The schedule is as follows:
12 p.m. – Human Resources Director Andrea Petersen
12:30 p.m. – Homer City Manager Walt Wrede
1 p.m.– Homer Police Chief Mark Robl
1:30 p.m. – Homer Port and Harbor Director Bryan Hawkins
2 p.m. – Alaska State Trooper Dave Chaffin
2:30 – 3 p.m. Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Jeremy Stone
3:30 p.m. – Homer Police Officer Ryan Browning
4 p.m. – Homer Police Officer Stacy Luck
4:30 p.m. – Homer Police Sgt. Will Hutt
5 p.m. – Homer Community Jail Officer Ian Overson
5:30 p.m. – Homer Police Officer Jake Ruebelmann
Officers Browning, Luck and Sgt. Hutt will also be giving rides for donations in the Alaska Cab go-cart with Fatal Vision Goggles. It’s a two seat, 250cc cart that allows operators a chance to navigate a course to get a feel for the cart, and then have the opportunity to go through with the Fatal Vision Goggles, which simulate impaired vision from alcohol use.
The Department has used the cart for the junior high and high schools, and most recently the State Youth Court Convention. It’s a great tool to drive home the negative effects of attempting to operate a vehicle after consuming alcohol. The public is welcome to come see what it’s all about and especially for students and parents of other schools who have not yet had a chance to experience it.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will go directly to the Homer Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, which follows at 10 a.m. May 18.

HEA members elect new directors

Homer Electric Association members elected three directors at the cooperative’s Annual Meeting of the Members in Kenai on Wednesday evening. Dan Chay of Kenai won the race for the seat in District 1, Ed Oberts of Soldotna was elected to the seat in District 2, and incumbent Bill Fry of Homer was elected to the seat in District 3. In District 3, South Kasilof – Kachemak Bay area, Bill Fry received 1,060 votes and Kris Lethin had 377 votes.
Following the Annual Meeting, the HEA Board of Directors met to elect officers for the upcoming year. Dick Waisanen of Soldotna was selected to serve as President, Bill Fry of Homer was named Vice-President, David Thomas of Kenai was named Secretary/Treasurer and Jim Levine of Homer will be the Deputy Secretary. The Annual Meeting drew a large crowd with approximately 450 people attending the event at the Kenai Central High School.

Time to sign up for Human Powered Derby

Seldovia’s annual Human Powered Fishing Derby is set for Memorial Day weekend. This will be the 5th annual derby, an event that brought in more than 30 boats and 40 anglers last year. Each year a boat is given as the grand prize. Last year a 16 foot sail/rowboat with trailer was given away. This year, it’s a kayak with sail. The event raises money for the town’s famed Fourth of July celebration.
Those entering can fish from kayaks, rowboats, sailboats, even a couple of scuba divers joined the fishing fun. They are going after salmon, halibut, black rock fish and cod. Individual prizes for each for the biggest fish will be given away and the winners’ names goes into the hat for the grand prize, a $3,500 value kayak purchased from Seattle and shipped for free by Kachemak Gear Shed. The tournament allows broad boundary range for fishing, running 8 a.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Sunday on Memorial Day Weekend. A free fish fry rounds off the weekend. Call Tim Dillion 299-3710 for more information.
Help Anchor Point Adopt a unit program
The Anchor Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10221 is currently looking to adopt a unit. The Adopt-A-Unit Program was developed to assist active duty service members, their unit, and family members.  We will be shipping various items to the deployed unit that consist of sundries and creature comforts that are not readily available to them. Having been there myself I can’t express how important and meaningful the little things can be. If you have a loved one deployed overseas we would like to adopt their unit and assist them in any way possible. For more information, contact Mitch at or call him at (907) 299-3420.

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