The higher the number of anniversaries the faster the planet seems to be orbiting the sun agrees Scott Miller, whose family recently celebrated Soldotna Trustworthy Hardware & Fishing’s 29th Anniversary. “The anniversaries just seem to be coming around faster and faster and the ride keeps getting better and better thanks to this great community,” said Scott. The four day celebration featured eight pages of drastically reduced prices on items throughout the store, “It’s our way of saying thanks to the community for supporting us all these years and having some fun before the real summer crowds arrive and giving our local residents a chance to pick up some great deals. We work hard all winter to get items that we can offer at great deals and this gives us a chance to give the local community that is here year round the first chance, it’s all about saying thanks,” added Scott.
It’s the ninth year since Soldotna Hardware opened their new store at the corner Kobuk and the Sterling Highway and at this year’s 4 day celebration Team Trustworthy grilled and served up over 5,000 free hot dogs, “And these aren’t those little ball park weenies, these dogs are as big as a sausage,” commented a customer. The family owned Soldotna Hardware & Fishing will have three generations of Miller’s on staff this summer with the Patriarch Paul Miller and his wife still at the helm. “We just want to be a good member of the community, that’s the goal our dad instilled in us and that’s what our kids are learning. We make a living here, but I grew up here and it’s all about making it a better community for everyone and that makes all this a lot of fun,” said Scott.
For many years the Millers have sold raffle tickets on a brand new Willie Kenai River Boat give-a-way with proceeds going to community youth and sports activities, but his this year like the king salmon there is a Willie Boat shortage, “Jim at Willie Boats ran out of Willies, so this year we’ll be raffling off a couple of four wheelers to raise funds for youth sports and we hope everyone will come out and support that and get their tickets right here at the store,” explained Miller. Trustworthy II is now in its third year right next to the Hardware & Fishing store and has become a popular stop for lots of unique Alaskan apparel and gift items. Stop in and check out all the new items for summer.