Debi Henderson reported that the 2007 Santa's Christmas Party, sponsored by the American Legion Family, was a huge success. Ninety-one children attended, from ages 2 months to 12 years old.
Each child received a gift and a stocking filled with all kinds of goodies, and many received door prizes.
The Legion Family wants to extend a special thanks to the Fair Board for donating the Carol Bock Hall and the Ninilchik Volunteer Fire Department, who brought Santa to the party on the fire engine. Debi also said she appreciates all who came together to make the event successful: those that donated gifts and money, the organizing committee, shoppers, gift wrappers, stocking stuffers, kitchen crew, and the set up and clean up crew. She hopes to see everyone again next year.
Anchor Point VFW Post No. 10221 announced that anyone with a U.S. flag which needs to be retired can drop it off at Car Quest in Homer, the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce or the VFW Post in Anchor Point. All flags will be kept at the VFW Post for a flag retirement ceremony that will be held this evening.
Terri Leman would like to encourage you to join "The Biggest Loser Contest" starting Wednesday at the Ninilchik Health and Wellness Club at the fairgrounds.
On Feb. 7 and March 6 at 7 p.m. there will be a potluck and monthly weigh-in with prizes. The program will conclude with the awards banquet on April 1 at 7 p.m.
Terri added that there will be no weighing or publishing weight in public. She also said that there will be a weekly brown bag lunch and weigh-ins to keep contestants motivated.
If you would like to help behind the scenes, please call Terri at 567-3880 or stop by the club. Club admission is free and regular hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
This year's Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce awards banquet will be held on Jan. 19. The deadline for the nominations for the community awards is Jan. 7. Event organizers encourage you to send in nominations from the many worthy folks in Anchor Point.
Calvary Baptist Church youth and young at heart held a ping-pong tournament last week. The champion was Judson Blough of Anchorage, who was in Ninilchik visiting family with his wife Maria (Knox) and son Tucker for the holidays. Runner-up was Josh Cozzini, who is home on his Christmas break from college in South Carolina.
Please note that Anchor Point's Helping Hands will be closed today through Friday.
Birthdays this week are Leo Thorton on Jan 2; Heather Lynn Bear and Tanner Painter on Jan 3; Erik Leman and Sy Pond on Jan 5; and Vince Kruzick on Jan. 6.
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Have a happy New Year!
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