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Hurricane Katrina efforts continue

Hurricane Katrina efforts continue in the North End as youngsters and business owners work together to help those in need in New Orleans:

• Indianola residents Lisa Cluett and Teresa Dwyer held a Hurricane Katrina/American Red Cross benefit Sept. 16 that raised $12,000, which was matched by Albertsons to total $24,000. The event included a jambalaya dinner and five bands performed at the Indianola Clubhouse.

• Two North End girls, Allie Zinn and Carolyn MacCabe, raised $450 Sept. 16 by selling lemonade and baked goods at the Poulsbo Athletic Club, which PAC and Wade Zinn Physical Therapy matched, donating of a total of $900 to the American Red Cross.

• Poulsbo Elementary held a coin drive fund-raiser this week with proceeds going to the American Red Cross, with the goal of raising $1,500. As of Wednesday, the school had raised $1,365.02. If the kids meet the goal this week, Principal Jeanette Wolfe will “go blonde.”

• Anne’s Flower Farm of Poulsbo will be holding a Farm Harvest Dinner Fund-Raiser at 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Anne and Peter Weber’s organic farm. Dinner is being prepared by Four Swallows, Islandwood, Molly Ward and Mor MOR restaurants. Dessert is by Jeannie Wood. There will be a wine bar, live music and raffled gift baskets. Suggested donation is $100 per person and all the proceeds donated will to go the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. Information: annesflowerfarm@aol.com or (360) 394-7754.

• From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15, Westsound Taek won do students will be holding a “Kick-A-Thon” and fund-raising event. They will be holding free classes and demonstrations from 10 a.m. to noon for those who make a donation of at least $25 to the American Red Cross, Feed The Children or World Vision for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The school goal is to raise $1 per kick during the event, scheduled between noon to 1 p.m. at the Poulsbo studio. Martial artists from around the county are invited to participate in this event and help reach the goal of 75,000-100,000 kicks in one hour. Information: (360) 649-4422.

• St. Olaf’s Catholic Church is organizing a Christian rock concert at NKHS Auditorium to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. The event, featuring two local church bands and local Christian band, Jacob’s Well, will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 12.

• The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office has provided a phone number released by the Baton Rouge Police Department for people to call to try and locate or identify missing family members from Hurricane Katrina.

Concerned relatives who have been searching more than four or five days and are unable to find a missing loved one should call the Find Family National Call Center at (866) 326-9393.

This is the nationwide collection point and official coordination center for information on people missing from the storm. Family members can call the number 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are urged to call even if they have already contacted another family member location service. People who have been temporarily separated from evacuated family members are also reminded to join the American Red Cross’ Family Links Registry by calling (877) 568-3317.

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