Around Town: Toys for Tots, Rally the Regions and more

Toys for Tots

Every child in Cordova receives a free toy Friday, Dec. 22 at Mt. Eccles commons. Those enrolled in school will receive theirs during school hours. Any child not enrolled, ages 0-18, may pick up their gift between 1 and 4 p.m. Stop by, meet Santa, enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, and pick up a free toy. Toys for Tots is brought to Cordova by the U.S. Marine Corps, Cordova School District administration and staff, and many community volunteers including Sandie Ponte, USCG wives, and the National Honor Society.

Bake Sale

Cordova Kids are hosting a bake sale in front of Nichols from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 to raise funds in support of rebuilding the Top-to-Top sailboat “Patchamama”. The vessel was damaged in a storm this winter and is in need of repairs. To read more, visit

Last night of Moonlight Madness

Late night shopping until 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 – unless otherwise noted – at the following stores: AC Value Center, Ace Hardware, Copper River Watershed Project, Copper River Fleece, Cordova Gear (until 8 p.m.), Laura’s, Lures Salon and Spa, Cordova Drug, Cordova Museum Gift Shop, Ilanka Cultural Center, The Net Loft, Nichols Front Door Store, Pet Projects (until 7 p.m.), Seaman’s Hardware (until 8 p.m.), and Steen’s Gifts, Sue’s Knives & More.

Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic

Rally Alaska presents the 3rd annual Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic Dec. 27-30 at Dimond High School in Anchorage. High School Basketball teams to participate are Girls: Bristol Bay, Chugiak JV, Cordova, Craig, Lumen Christi, Unalakleet, Unalaska and West JV. Boys: Bristol Bay, Cordova, Craig, Haines, Hooper Bay, Lumen Christi, Unalakleet and Unalaska. Rally the Regions is designed to unite villages from across the state in a unique basketball and cultural celebration. For more information, visit

Food pantry services

The Little Chapel is administering Salvation Army extension food pantry services. People needing assistance can pick up food on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Little Chapel. In an emergency at other times, call the Little Chapel at 907-424-3629. Native Village of Eyak administers food distribution on behalf of the Food Bank of Alaska. For more information on the program, contact Rebecca Calfina at NVE’s office 907-424-7738.

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