7 years ago this week
Outdoor advocate mourned
Friends of Carole Lloyd said her life ended where she loved to live it: the Eagle River Nature Center.
Lloyd, 64, died of an apparent heart attack while working at her desk at the nature center. Lloyd, her husband, Dick, and Asta Spurgis founded Friends of the Eagle River Nature Center. She was a fixture at the center for years, offering workshops, nature walks and classes at the center.
“She did all those programs every Saturday and Sunday and then for all the schoolkids in the spring and the fall and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts,” Spurgis said. “Carole just loved nature. She’d rather spend the day looking for butterflies than any business-related stuff.”
Grad blast gets new pack
Organizers of the 2006 Senior Grad Blast had to take into account the inclusion of Eagle River High’s first graduating class when they planned the 21st annual alcohol-free party.
Event volunteer Charlie Pannone – whose son and nephew participated in the overnight event at Camp Carlquist – said organizers wanted to make it welcoming to all area seniors regardless of school affiliation.
“It’s a community-sponsored event, so we wanted to be sure to include everyone,” said Pannone, who pointed out that home-schooled and private school students also participated.
Chugiak High graduated 342 seniors; Eagle River’s inaugural class included 92 members.