Story last updated at 4:22 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2002

Weeklong activities planned for youth
Homer's fourth Youth Appreciation Week kicks off Monday, starting days of what's hoped to be fun-filled activities for Homer's younger generation.

Activities start with a carnival Monday from 3-6 p.m. at the Homer High School parking lot.

On Tuesday, a beach party will be thrown at Bishop's Beach from noon to 3 p.m. with sand sculptures and food.

Wednesday's activity is a wilderness hike and scavenger hunt from 1-4 p.m. at the Pratt Museum.

Thursday, youth are invited to a skate day at the Homer High School parking lot from 1-4 p.m. and a pool party from 6-8 p.m. at the high school pool.

On Friday, the Homer Boys and Girls Club will host an open house from 2-5 p.m. and a street dance will be held from 7-10 p.m. at the Teen Center on Lake Street.

Events conclude with a fun fishing event at the Homer Reservoir off Skyline Drive on Saturday from 2-5 p.m.

Youth Appreciation Week is a community-wide collaborative effort sponsored by Choices for Teens and a host of other organizations.

"Youth really deserve this opportunity to enjoy themselves in a healthy manner," said Kim Funderburk of Choices for Teens.

For more information, call 235-4991.