Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Friday, February 21, 2003

Daffodils available from Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society Daffodil Days pre-sales run until Feb. 28. Delivery of the daffodils will be on March 5. You can order daffodils from a sales person or by contacting Beth at 789-2595. The price is $6 per bunch with a minimum of 10 bunches for delivery. Approximately $4 of the cost will go to support the programs of the American Cancer Society.

The programs offer the following services locally: Travel assistance, educationasl materials and couselling for patients and their families.

This is the major fund-raiser for the group in the Juneau an Southeast area. It was started in the 1980s by a local unit of the Cancer Society and is still carried out by numerous volunteers.

Science fair set

On March 1, more than 100 Southeast Alaska high school students will compete in Juneau for scholarship money and the opportunity to take their project to the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair in Cleveland, Ohio, in May. For the eleventh year, teachers and community volunteers have worked together to organize the Southeast Regional Science Fair where students present results of extensive scientific research projects. The Balsa Bridge Contest concludes at the Science Fair, when the bridges are subjected to destructive force testing.

Among other sponsors, Alaska Airlines, Conoco Phillips, Cellular One, and the Mendenhall Glacier Partnership are major contributors to this year's fair.

On March 1st, the projects will be judged by a group of volunteer scientists for both the top slots at this year's fair, as well as a host of special awards.

More research scientists are needed to fill out this pool of judges. Please call Koren Bosworth at 586-4837 if you can help.

The public is invited to see the projects from 4:30 to 6 p.m.on Feb 28 or from 10 to noon on March 1.

For more information, contact Anne Fuller, 465-6558

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