Story last updated at 1:56 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2002

End of winter, start of summer meet headlong in May
May is a busy time of year for most Anchor Pointers, as everyone gets ready for the summer season, graduations and welcoming family and friends for hectic visits. It is fitting that Mother's Day falls during this time, a nice breather for mom between spring cleaning, graduation celebrations and helping the men get those boats ready for fishing. There are so many ways to show that special mother that you love and appreciate all that she brings to your life. The words, "I love you, Mom" are sure to fill her day with happiness. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms on the lower Kenai Peninsula and beyond.

Friday at 7 p.m. is the Calcutta auction and dinner at the Anchor River Inn, hosted by the South Peninsula Sportsman's Association. Then bright and early Saturday morning all those registered boats will be out in the Inlet trying to hook that big king salmon for the derby. Good luck to all the participants.

Volunteers are needed at the Anchor Point Visitor Center for the summer. The more volunteers to man the center the more hours the center can remain open for our visitors. Joanne Collins, executive secretary of the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce, is the coordinator of this project. Call her at 235-2600 for more information.

The Chapman School spring concert is Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. in the Chapman gym.

Congratulations to Kelly Lawson, daughter of Shirley and Doug Morra. Lawson is graduating from the University of Montana Law School, in Missoula. She plans to join the District Attorney's office in Anchorage in June. Deanna Collins, the daughter of Chuck and Joanne Collins, will be receiving her Associate Degree in Lewiston, Idaho, in accounting. Collins will continue to pursue her goal of CPA after spending some time with her husband and children.

Anchor Point Senior Center will feature a turkey dinner tonight. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. It is time to renew your membership in the Anchor Point Senior Citizens Inc. The only requirement is you must be 55 years of age. Call 235-7786 for more information.

Anchor Angler is open daily and not only has fishing tackle and supplies but Heath or Stan Harrington always have the latest update on where the fish are and what they are biting.

<> Anyone with interesting tidbits of news or upcoming events should contact Mary McAnelly at 235-4992 or by e-mail to: