Story last updated at 3:06 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2002

Festive holiday decorations brighten community
Mary McAnelly
Happenings in anchor point

Anchor Point is gearing up for the holiday season. The business section and residences are donning festive lights, and the community Christmas tree is lit and catches every motorist's eye as they drive past on the Sterling Highway.

The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce will not have a general business meeting until after the New Year, but the board of directors will continue to meet. The board will meet next at 6 p.m. Tuesday to drive around the community to judge the Christmas decorations.

The Girl Scouts and seniors are still accepting food items and gifts of toys for Christmas baskets. Items can be left at the Senior Center Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The Anchor Point community is relieved and pleased that Nancy Finney is doing so well after her recent head injury in a four-wheeler accident. Nancy is back home, resting, but continuing to improve daily.

Congratulations to the 12 EMT 1 students who passed their practical exam on Saturday. They are now awaiting the results of the written exam. Good luck to all of them.

Just a reminder that the roads are slick in the early morning hours. Allow extra time for driving to work or school; slow down, leave enough room between your vehicle and the one in front of you; do not panic; and drive at a speed conducive to the road conditions.

Have a good week, Anchor Point. Take a moment this week to call or visit someone confined to home. Just a few moments of your time can brighten up a whole day for someone alone.

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