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Annual USAFV Soup-Off Raises Over $18,000

Mar 28, 2018

Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (USAFV) held the annual SOUP-OFF Fundraiser & Membership Meeting on Saturday, March 24, and it was a tremendous success, with about 120 people attending the event. USAFV was able to sell more than 90 memberships at the event, and between memberships/entry fees, auction sales, and door prize ticket sales, they raised over $18,000 dollars!

Last Saturday at 1 pm, the Unalaska Public Library hosted an event to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Kids in kindergarten through 4th grade filed into a conference room the library staff had transformed into a whimsical meadow filled with bright pink crepe paper flowers and a multicolored tree.

Participants sat excitedly as the library staff handed out bundles of colored coffee filters and conducted a guided flower-making tutorial.  

After a quick session of Seuss trivia curated by Librarian Karen Kresh, the main show commenced.

The 2018 Unalaska Health Fair was held Saturday, March 2nd at the elementary school gym from 1pm-4pm. 

This year, health fair activities included CPR demonstrations, tobacco cessation information, cholesterol screening, oral health tips, prayer and healing, eye screening, suicide prevention, massages and many other activities.

In the afternoon, all were welcome to attend an APIA Financial Health Workshop and an Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Suicide Prevention Training. The afternoon ended with a complimentary dinner from 5pm-6pm.

KUCB was happy to welcome the coordinator for the APIA Tribal Child Support Program, Malinda Beiler to the radio studio Tuesday morning for an Island Interview.

Beiler spoke with morning DJ Kellie Ashby about the Tribal Child Support Program (TCSP), how it works and who it serves.

Beiler said that that the purpose of the TCSP is to get support to the kids that need it, and that it serves as an alternative to traditional state-run child support programs.

Last Saturday, several UCSD language students made their way to the 2018 ASAA/First National Bank Alaska World Language Declamation Contest held at South High School in Anchorage.

Students competed in categories that ranged from cultural trivia to poetry to advanced placement dialogue.

Unalaska’s language teacher Galena Roraback accompanied the students and many came home donning bronze, silver and gold medals. Congratulations to all!

German 1: Kathleen Tan - gold

German 2: Trever Schliebe - silver, Jerome Molina - bronze

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