Story last updated at 2:52 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2002

Picnic, chili cookoff highlight July 4 happenings

Happenings in Anchor Point

Mary McAnelly
Fourth of July Buttons and the Ducks are available at the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce Office and many community merchants.

Lineup for the July 4 parade is 11:30 a.m. at Slide Hole Campground. The parade begins at noon.

Ma Walli Rock Park is the site of the community picnic. The chili and desert cookoff will be at 1:30 p.m., and the picnic begins at 2. Hot dogs and buns will be supplied by the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce. The wonderful cooks of the Anchor Point area will round out the menu. Don't have time to cook? Chips and soft drinks are always a needed item.

The awards presentation will take place during the picnic as well as the children's coin hunt. Visitors are always welcome to celebrate with the locals on Independence Day.

Anchor Point senior citizens will hold their annual Summer Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. at the Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fritz Road.

Tonight's menu will feature baked ham, mashed potatoes, yams, vegetables, salad bar, desert and beverage. Dinner is served at 6 p.m.

Friday night bingo starts at 7 p.m. The blackout pot remains at $1,000.

The Anchor River is closed to all fishing until July 1. Visitors need to be informed of this fact. Alaska fishing regulations are quite different than other states on due to salmon runs. We can all help our visitors have fond memories of their trip to Alaska. Most visitors from Outside do not understand about the return of salmon for spawning, and that they do not live in the river all year.

Dolly Varden will be legal on the Anchor River, as of July 1. King salmon fishing on the Anchor is over for this year.

Check with the Anchor Point Fire Department befor burning. Someone is there everyday, or call 235-6700 for burn information. For Medical Emergencies dial 911.

There are many bicycles and pedestrians on the roads and highway this time of year. Keep an eye out for them and even slow down for that occassional horse.

Have a good week.