Story last updated at 3:32 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2002

Flood opens up booth space for annual craft, bake sale
Mary McAnelly
Happenings in Anchor Point

The annual Holidays Craft and Bake sale is being hosted by the Anchor Point Senior Citizens at the Chapman gym on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Due to the recent flood conditions, a few booths have become available. If you would like to be included, call 235-7786 or 235-4986.*The gym will be available on Friday for early setup. Baked goods can be brought in anytime after 8 a.m. on Saturday, or drop them off before 3 p.m. Friday at the gym or at the Senior Center.

Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fritz Road will have a guest speaker today at 10 a.m. The speaker is a therapist from South Peninsula Hospital, Physical Therapy Department. The topic will be the role of physical activity in the protection of bone loss due to aging as well as in the protection against the effects of diabetes and elevated blood pressure. A*schedule will be set up for specific exercise routines.

The weekly seniors Thursday night dinner for tonight will feature spaghetti, vegetable, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. Friday night Bingo, as always, begins at 7 p.m. at the center.

Tired of the rain? Join the Halloween fun tonight at the Anchor River Inn. The fun begins at 9 p.m. with "D.J. Greg" playing all your favorite music. There will be costume prizes door prizes and a ghoulishly fun time for all.

Next week's Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce weekly luncheon features Chapman School Principal Dick Sander. The luncheon begins at noon Wednesday in the Anchor River Inn's nonsmoking dining room.

Anchor Point gathered together once again during the recent flooding, and members of the community reached out to help those affected. The American Red Cross was here to give out information and help to those in need.

Chapman School had to cancel the Halloween carnival due to the flooding, but will plan on rescheduling a carnival at a later date.

Everyone in the flood area should take extra precautions with their drinking water. For more information, call the Alaska Extension Office.

Have a good week Anchor Point, and perhaps it is time to think snow!

Mary McAnelly is a free-lance writer who covers Anchor Point for the Homer News. Items for this column can be e-mailed to her at