Veterans collect, properly dispose of flags
The officers of the American Legion Auke Bay Post 25 held a flag disposal ceremony Saturday, Oct. 12, and disposed of approximately 60 worn and un-serviceable flags at the Auke Bay Legion Hall.
Kirk Thorsteinson, Chaplin; Ryan Brown, 1st Vice Commander; John Cooper, Commander; Tom Dawson, 2nd Vice Commander; Bill Morris, member; and Tim Armstrong, Service Officer, all participated in the effort.
Do you have a worn flag that needs to be collected? You can drop them off at three locations — Sportsman Warehouse, Western Auto and Foodland IGA.
Spirit of Youth calls for nominations
A statewide organization that celebrates Alaska’s youths is seeking nominations for youth who contribute to their community.
Spirit of Youth is an organization that works to empower teen voices, and recognize the positive contributions that youth make to communities across the state of Alaska.
The group is inviting the public to show youth they matter by making a nomination for recognition. All nominees are publicly recognized in their communities and receive a certificate signed by the lieutenant governor. Nominations help create opportunities for youth leadership and allow teens to share their voices and get recognized for their contributions.
If you know a teen or youth group doing something positive in your community, you can nominate them for Spirit of Youth recognition. Of the nominees, eight youth or youth groups and eight runners-up are selected to receive Spirit of Youth Awards including a scholarship or grant. All Alaskan youth ages 12-19 are eligible.
The deadline to recognize a youth is Dec. 31. Visit spiritofyouth.org to make your nomination.
For more information, call (907) 272-2875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.