Let’s face it: everything at Bear Paw is awesome. Little girls in tutus dancing to hip-hop on the main stage, while nearby on the park grass Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson military personnel demonstrate how to take down a (pretend) terrorist to enthusiastic onlookers, and delighted kid screams erupt from the carnival: that’s awesome. Kids in ninja outfits doing stunts in town square to hard dance electronica, while families splash through water pouring from a hose atop a firetruck ladder in the street, and the smell of vendor booth food wafts through the air: also awesome. It’s going to be an awesome Bear Paw, and if you want to get the most out of it, dear readers, we at the Star highly encourage you to embrace it.
The Knik Little League majors baseball title was decided without the need for an “if necessary” game, with the Pirates defeating the Mariners, 10-3, on June 26 at Lions Park.
There’s an old saying among farmers in the Lower 48, that when corn is “knee-high by the Fourth of July,” it guaranties a plentiful harvest. Of course, that applies to large fields and garden plots located in the Lower 48. Getting corn to grow tall enough to yield a respectably-sized corn-on-the-cob in Alaska is a challenge. Corn doesn’t love Alaska’s cooler summer temperatures.
Billed as a team camp, the All-Alaska Football Camp is a big draw for individuals as well, noted Chugiak varsity football coach Roger Spackman.