Story last updated at 4:25 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2002

Happenings in Anchor Point
Mary McAnelly
The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce will not meet on Wednesday as had been planned. Due to the re-convening of the state Legislature at the request of the governor, Sen. Jerry Ward, who was to speak at the luncheon, will be attending the session in Juneau.

Planning for Fourth of July events is on schedule and registration forms for the parade, beach run, raft contest, chili and dessert contest, as well as the horseshoe tournament may be obtained at the Chamber of Commerce's Visitor Center.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10221 in Anchor Point will host the annual horseshoe tournament on the VFW grounds on Milo Fritz Road. The tournament will start at 3 p.m. There will be cash prizes for first and second places. For more information call 235-5528.

Fishing for king salmon during the last weekend of the spring season on the Anchor River went out with a roar. The salmon were running and lots of anglers tried for the opportunity to hook a king for the 2002 season.

As of midnight Monday the Anchor River was officially closed to all fishing. The river will once again open on July 1 for Dolly Varden.

Work has started on the North Fork and more pipe is being installed for the safe water project. Due to both these improvements in the Anchor Point community, some delays in traffic and an increase of large trucks and machinery in the area may inconvenience some Anchor Pointers. Bear with the minor irritations now for the final result will far outweigh them.

The Anchor Point Senior Citizens Center is seeking members and extends an invitation to everyone 55 years of age or older to join. The Senior Center on Milo Fritz Road is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Stop in and meet some new friends and see what the center has to offer.

Today's weekly dinner on June 20 features meat loaf with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, salad bar, desert and beverage. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Center members receive a special rate.

Have a good week and drive defensively.