Story last updated at 1:09 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2002

Benefit community dinner slated for Thanksgiving
Mary McAnelly
Happenings in Anchor Point

The Anchor Point Advisory Planning Commission will meet at Chapman School at 10 a.m. Saturday. The commission will be working on the classification of lands for the North Fork area. Everyone is welcome to attend any sessions of the Advisory Planning Commission.

The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce held its annual board of directors election dinner on Nov. 9 at the Anchor River Inn. New board members elected were R.J. Austin, Glenna Wells, Tanya Shaefer and Mary McAnelly. The new board members were seated at the regular meeting of the board on Wednesday.

Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce general membership meetings are held every Wednesday at noon at the Anchor River Inn.

Anchor Point Library has received exciting news over the past couple of weeks. First, the library was informed that the state will provide an emergency grant to replace the circulation computer that had died. Second, the Gates Initiative will provide the library with a computer for patron use, upgrade Internet service and training. Third, the Rasmuson Foundation has partially funded a grant for a computer, printer, fax and copy machine. Everyone at the library is thrilled about the new opportunities that will be available to users.

Anchor Point Library is having a running silent auction until Nov. 25. Available items include a large teddy bear, three lovely handmade dolls, a print and an ornamental box shaped like a house. The items may be viewed at the library or at Thursday night dinner at the Anchor Point Senior Center. Help the library purchase new books by making a generous bid.

The third annual Thanksgiving Dinner to benefit Grandma Ann's Helping Hand will be held at the Anchor River Inn, on Nov. 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. John and Jesse Clutts and the Anchor River Inn family invite everyone to join them for a traditional Thanksgiving menu of turkey with all the fixings, dessert and beverage. All donations for the meal go to the support of the many functions of Helping Hand.

The preparation of the dinner, serving and cleanup are provided by the Clutts family and the employees of the Anchor River Inn in appreciation for all the blessings they have received in the past year.

There is still much work being done on the bridges and the Sterling Highway due to the recent flood. Take extra time for your travels and remember that road conditions can be hazardous due to the freezing temperatures during the night.

Drive safely and have a good week.

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