25 years ago this week
Members of the International Luge Federation were guests of the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce luncheon in June of 1987.
The federation members were in town to scout possible luge and bobsled sites after being invited to the area by the Anchorage Organizing Committee, which was seeking to bid for the 1994 Winter Olympics.
Delegates hailed from Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Italy, Switzerland, East Germany, West Germany and the Soviet Union.
The chamber planned to sponsor “A Taste of the Town” during the upcoming Bear Paw Festival.
Local restaurants, food vendors and caterers planned to gather under one roof to offer samples of their delicacies — for a nomial fee.
Mad about flowers
Perennial Gardens of Chugiak was running an advertisement for a “Summer Madness Sale” featuring such steals as 8-inch fuchsia and ivy geranium baskets for $8, 8-inch begonia baskets for $12.50, 5-inch Marguerite daisies for $2.50, 3-inch impatiens for $0.75 and 3-inch fuchsia starts for $0.69.