Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Friday, April 26, 2002

Philatelic society to hold sale

Gastineau Philatelic Society will hold PANEX 42, an exhibition and sale, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 27, and from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 28, at the Nugget Mall. The theme of the 42nd annual exhibition is the centennial of the Sentinel Island Lighthouse.

The cachet and the special U.S. Post Office cancellation were designed by Seely Hall Jr. The insert, which describes the lighthouse, was written by Gary Gillette, president of the Gastineau Channel Historical Society, which has leased the lighthouse from the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Statue of Liberty coil stamp was chosen for the cachet because the Statue of Liberty, though usually floodlit, is itself a lighthouse, and was the first lighthouse in the United States to be lit by electricity. The price of the cachet is $3.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Mendenhall Valley branch of the U.S. Post Office will have a philatelic sales booth at the mall. The cachet is valid for postal use if mailed at this special sales booth.

Habitat For Humanity sets fund-raiser walkathon

Habitat for Humanity is holding the Walk-for-Habitat to help raise approximately $20,000 for a current home building project (to be completed by Fall 2002).

The walk begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Shepherd of the Valley Church on 4212 Mendenhall Loop Road.

Registration will be held from 10 to 10:30 p.m.

There will be a six mile and 10-mile route.

Hot dogs, chips and lemonade will be available at the completion of your walk at the church parking lot, from noon to 3 p.m.

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