"Community looks after kids"

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 13:49

The following two articles from a June 1960 issue of the Knik Arm Courier relates efforts by the community to keep the kids entertained and out of trouble:


4-H Formed

4-H groups in all divisions were organized at the initial meeting at the home of Elsie Oberg last Wednesday.

The groups will meet on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. at Mrs. Oberg’s home. Mrs. Fetrow ill be in charge of sewing and Mrs. Oberg will teach cooking, livestock and related subjects.

There were six who signed up for cooking, seven for sewing and four in farming and related subjects.


Girls’ softball team to be formed

An invitation has been extended to any girls or women 12-years-old and up who are interested in forming a girls softball team to meet at the Peters Creek Community Club ball diamond at Mile 12.5 on Friday, June 10 at 1 p.m.

It is hoped to have aenough players to form at least two teams


Grocery ads

Look at what you could buy at the Market Basket grocery in Eagle River in June, 1960:

Boneless round veal steak, $1.39/pound

Veal roast for $1.19/pound

Half a watermelon for $1

5 Sunkist oranges for $1

3 cans tiny shrimp for $1

½ gallon Ardens ice cream for $1

Dozen large eggs for $0.53

14 ounce bottle Hunt’s catsup for $0.25

Pillsbury cake mixes 3 for $1

6 ½ cans of tuna at 4 for $1


This column is provided by the Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society. Reach them at [email protected] or leave a message at 688-4706.

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