Anchor Point Ready to "Snow Rondi"

 

     If you’re suffering from a little late-winter cabin fever, you might want to think about heading to Anchor Point this weekend. The community is gearing up for this year’s Snow Rondi, an annual celebration of all things winter.

     The theme for this year’s Snow Rondi is “Up to Snow Good” and Rondi-goers should find plenty of snow games to keep themselves occupied.

     Leah Scott is office manager at the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce, which puts on the Snow Rondi every year. She says all the preparations for the four-day festival are in place.

     "We're ready," said Scott. "It's all a community effort."

     The schedule for Snow Rondi is jam-packed, with a Pinewood Derby and a turkey shoot going on at the Chapman School, a snowshoe race and an archery contest for the competitive-minded and – to round things out on Sunday – a snowmachine event and a dog show.

     But what are some of the most popular events?

     "The pool tournament is a very well-attended aspect," said Scott." The parade, of course ... and then we have a fish fry at the end."

      Another big one is the Snow Rondi auction, set for Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the school. 

     Scott says many different organizations and business in Anchor Point get involved in the Snow Rondi every year and the event draws people from all over the Kenai Peninsula and beyond. She says late February is the perfect time for a little community fun.

     Snow Rondi runs Thursday night through Sunday, when the weekend is capped off with a fish fry at the VFW post at 4 p.m. For a full schedule of events, check your local newspapers or call the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce at 235-2600.