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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2000

Mexican dinner to support families

A Mexican dinner to support families in El Puente, Mexico, is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Saint Ann's Hall at 5th and Harris Street.

Tickets, available at Hearthside Books or at the door, are $14 per person, $25 per couple or $35 for a family.

For more information call Pat Denny at 586-3925.

Run with dogs raises funds

The Gastineau Humane Society will host ``Running With the Pack 2000'' at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Brotherhood Bridge trail. Participants are asked to gather pledges for the run or walk, which takes place either with a dog of their own or from the shelter.

Prizes will be awarded, including a trip for two to Taku Lodge. Registration begins at noon.

For more information call 789-0260.

Retirement party for JDHS coach Sunday

A retirement party for Leslie Dahl, who is retiring as a coach of the Juneau-Douglas High School Drill/Dance Team, is scheduled at 4 p.m. Sunday at the JDHS commons area. Alumni, friends, relatives and supporters are welcome to attend.

For more information call 789-5920.

Roadside planters sought by DOT

Individuals and groups interested in planting flowers, scrubs, grass and other greenery along roadsides are being sought by the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

Permits allowing parties to voluntarily maintain a section of ground within a roadside right-of-way are available. Applications for the free permits, which are valid for up to five years, must include a detailed site plan and photographs. No signs or fixed objects are allowed.

For more information call 465-4540.

Freemont is a shorthair neutered male brown tabby, a former stray, who is described as being quiet, mellow, good-natured and friendly. He would do best in an adult home with access to space or the outdoors. To adopt Freemont, visit him at the Gastineau Humane Society, 7705 Glacier Highway, or phone 789-0260.



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