Story last updated at 2:56 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2002

Parent volunteers honored at Chapman tonight

Happenings in Anchor Point

Mary McAnelly
Gregg Wilbanks, principal of Chapman School, and the staff would like to thank all the parents for their support this school year. The time these parents give before, after and during school hours are for the enrichment of their children and the other students. All those cookies, driving on field trips, chaperoning student events, the Halloween Carnival and the eighth-grade graduation are just a few of the events parents dedicate their time and energy too. This support is not only greatly appreciated by the administration and the staff but by the children. Every time a parent helps with a school-related project they are also teaching their child a life lesson. These parents are laying the ground work for future volunteers and showing by example that education is important and that the time spent at school is important to the whole family. To show appreciation for their time, the school will honor parent volunteers after the spring concert tonight.

Chapman Eighth Grade Graduation is Tuesday. This is a special time for Anchor Point students, the passage to Homer High School. They will have the opportunity to grow academically, competively in sports and socially. They will also learn independence and that it is their responsibility to make the most of their high school experience. Congratulations to all the Chapman graduates.

Floyd Newkirk and his boat won the 2002 Calcutta Auction, with a 43.3 lb. king salmon. Newkirck won $2,612.50. Jody Fica was this year's bid winner and walked away with a whopping $5,225. The South Peninsula Sportsman's Association was pleased with the turnout for this year's event and grateful to all the participants.

Anchor Point Senior dinner tonight will feature barbecued country ribs, baked potato, vegetable, bread, salad bar and dessert. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. All

visitors that are senior citizens are invited to come and enjoy the good food and fellowship at the center. Sunday is the monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Senior Center. Breakfast is served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday night bingo begins at 7 p.m. Take your visiting friends and relatives for a fun-filled night and help the Senior Citizens.

Do not forget that burn permits are in effect. Permits can be obtained from the Anchor Point Fire Station on Milo Fritz Road. Call 235-6700 for more information.

The weather has been beautiful but do not forget that some of our older citizens cannot get out to enjoy it. Take a moment and stop by and visit with them, or offer to take them for a ride to the beach. Have a good week everyone!

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

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