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300 West 31st Avenue Anchorage, Alaska 99503


Thirtieth Annual


The Munchers

Friday, Dec. 2nd 12p.m. to 5p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3rd 10a.m. to 3p.m.

14 Al Bowler State Farm 4 Alyeska Aesthetics (Fri 12-3, Sat 10-1) 22 Alyeska Title Guaranty Agency 3 Aster + Amethyst 8 Behind the Bit Education (At Chamber Office) 1 Century 21 Realty Solutions - Eagle River Branch 41 Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce 25 Community Covenant Church Christmas Bazaar 29 COUNTRY Financial Melissa Izatt Insurance Agency 51 Cozy Interiors (Fri 12-4:30) 7 Creative chaos gifts Alaska 10 Credit Union 1 43 Eagle River Church of the Nazarene 17 Edward Jones - Gavin Rueb 19 Feather Salon and Esthetics 5 First National Bank Alaska Gingerbread House Contest! 16 FOCUS 11 Grafika Cake Studio LLC. 20 Great Land Property Management & Sales 27 Healthwise Care Center & Physical Therapy 26 Heart to Heart Pregnancy Resource Center 34 Keller Williams 15 Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union 12 Nail Time and Spa 33 Northrim Bank 23 Our Meadows LLC 24 Picture This 28 Pizza Hut 42 Real Broker LLC 9 RE/MAX Dynamic Properties Eagle River Branch 47 Revive Home Market 35 Southcentral Alaska Ch’q’ayna Chapter Newborns In Need 31 The Alaska Club - Eagle River 2 The Book Shelf 6 The Sanctuary of Eagle River

Munch Punch

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Have your visits “punched” at each participating merchant, fill out this form and tear it out of the Guide to place in the Merry Merchant Munch drawing basket. Drop off your entry by 4p.m. on Saturday, December, 3rd at The Book Shelf. 10 punches or stamps required for entry to win prizes.

Name:______________________________________________________________ Phone:_____________________________________________________________

13 The Workplace and Event Center 18 Troy Sayer State Farm 36 VCA Animal Hospital – Eagle River 49 Whatnot Consignment Shop (Sat 12-3)


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Winter Wonderland Events Friday December 2, 2022 Brought to you by the Chugiak - Eagle River Chamber of Commerce and Eagle River Parks and Recreation. Sponsored by MTA, MEA and Imaging Associates Gather at the Eagle River Town Square Park 5:30pm—8:00pm to enjoy treats and events throughout the evening! Choir Schedule: 5:35-5:45 Firelake Elementary (Carrie Rosenberg) 5:50-6:00 - Chugiak Elementary (Suzy Spackman) 6:05-6:15 Ravenwood Elementary (Marsha Williams) 6:20-6:30 Eagle River Elementary (Todd Barton) 6:35-6:45 Alpenglow Elementary (Geep Baranow) 6:50-7:00 Birchwood ABC Elementary (Caitlin Hopper) 7:00— Santa Arrives Lighting of the Tree Ceremony (Assisted by Santa Claus & Eagle River Area Rotary Club & MEA) Visit with Santa Claus and last choir 7:05-7:15 Homestead Elementary (Hannah Johnston)

Participating Merchants of Winter Wonderland 2022 Chugiak—Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

Jitters The Alaska Club Chugiak—Eagle River Senior Center MEA Starbucks Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions Horse Drawn Carriage Rides & Other Community Members!

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Community Covenant Church

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Saturday, December 2, 9am-3pm Sunday morning service at 10am (in-person and live streamed) Visit our website for more upcoming events and Christmas Eve service times 16123 Artillery Road / Eagle River, AK 99577 907.696.5229 / cccak.net

Happy Holidays from Credit Union 1 Each day at Credit Union 1, we live our mission to help members achieve their financial goals by focusing on excellent service and value. We are Alaskans helping Alaskans, and we’re proud to do so.

cu1.org / 907.339.9485 Insured by NCUA

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694-3777 FREE DELIVERY Pizza • Entrées • Subs • Salads 30 Item Salad Bar • 37 Beers on Tap • $6 Schooners Pick up your Stocking Stuffers Gift Cards, Sweatshirts and T-Shirts

We’re Hiring

16410 Brooks Loop • Eagle River, AK 99577 Mon-Thurs 11am-1030pm Fri & Sat 11am-1130pm Sun 12pm-1030pm

Offering Comfortable Dental Appointments with Sedation Dentistry, Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry • Family Dentistry • In-Office Whitening • Digital X-Rays & Imaging • Porcelain Crowns & Veneers • Tooth-Colored Fillings

• Cosmetic Orthodontia • Smile Makeovers • Gum & Bone Disease Treatments • Complimentary Nitrous for your Comfort

• Comfortable Massage Chairs • Credit Cards Accepted • Most Insurance Plans Accepted • Periodontal Surgery

James Penfield, DDS Michael Cady, DDS PLLC Kyra Holt, DDS

Anchorage 3801 Centerpoint Drive, Ste. 102 Anchorage, Alaska 99503 Ph: 907.569.2842 Fx: 907.569.2843

Eagle River 11823 Old Glenn Highway, Ste. 118 Eagle River, Alaska 99577 Ph: 907.622.2842 Fx: 907.622.2843

Anchorage 865 N Seward Meridian Pkwy., Ste. 101 Wasilla, Alaska 99654 Ph: 907.352.4000 Fx. 907.352.4001

S&P Certified Car Care LLC Honest, Full Service Car Care

Find the Perfect Dentist.

T hen the perfect smile!


12641 Old Glenn Hwy. Suite #104/#204, Eagle River

LegacyDentalAlaska.com Care Credit Accepted

A midwifery service for homebirth

Susan Terwilliger CPM, CDM 12711 Old Glenn Hwy Eagle River, AK 99577 Phone (907) 696-6951 Fax (907) 696-6954 Service1@spcertifiedcarcare.com Steve & Pat Haight, Owners


Proudly serving the community for 15 years Phone: 907.726.1805 • Fax: 907.726.0953 Email: office@extremeheatingak.com Website: www.extremeheatingak.com Address: 16805 Farm Avenue, Eagle River, Alaska 99577

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Office 907-694-1123 • Cell 907-244-4613

AlaskaBirthing.com 11517 Old Glenn Highway • Eagle River, AK 99577 “a healthy & loving birth makes a world of difference”

Enjoy Merry Merchant Munch! Al Bowler, Agent 17051 Mercy Drive Eagle River, AK 99577 907-694-7300

Store your RV, Car, Boat & Storage Items Inside of our gated, well-lit and video recorded facility

Preferred provider for most insurance companies Chiropractic & Deep Tissue Massage are covered benefits under most insurance plans. ChiroHealth USA Discount Program Provider Rudi Rupp L.M.T.

Dr. Gregory Culbert

Eagle River’s only board-certified chiropractic orthopedist

Jessyca Ho L.M.T./C.M.T.

We are a local Alaskan-owned self storage Facility serving the Chugiak area Access your space 24/7 through the electronic gate so you can grab your toy and go!


We are receiving nonperishables throughout the month of December for the

Eagle River/Chugiak Food Pantry in our office.


11723 Old Glenn Hwy, Ste 101 Eagle River, AK 99577 Parkgate Building 21108 Raven Street in Chugiak

Dr. Ashley Kettler and Associates Doctors of Optometry • Routine and Medical Eye Care Exams Call to • Glasses and make your Contact Lenses appointment • Eye Health and today! Wellness Visit us at our new location in the Eagle River Shopping Center 11401 Old Glenn Hwy #106b, Eagle River, AK 99577

(907) 276-2080 info@summiteyecarealaska.com

www.northernchiropractic.com Monday & Wednesday 7am – 5pm • Tuesday & Thursday 8am – 6pm

Property Management and Sales.

Operating for over 20 Years Let our Experienced Team help you with your Investment.

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2022 Merry Merchant Munch Annual Gingerbread House Competition

Sponsored by

Join us for the 30th Annual Gingerbread House Competition where your architectural talent and baking skills create holiday magic! Prizes (and bragging rights!) provided for most creative entries in each category. Entry Form

Select/Circle Category Preschool

K-2nd Grade

3rd-6th Grade



Name ________________________________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________ _______________ _____ ____________ City State Zip Telephone _________________________________________ Email Address _______________________________ Questions? Contact the Chugiak Eagle River Chamber of Commerce at info@cer.org or 694.4702. Rules: Any architectural structural components, real or imaginary (house, train station, bridge, ship, spaceship, etc.) must be edible. Entries will be judged on originality, overall appearance, choice & use of materials and difficulty of design. Entry must be delivered in complete form, attached to a hard-board base enabling it to be freestanding. Bases will be no bigger than 24”x 24” and no taller than 26”. All entries

must be received at the First National Bank Alaska Eagle River branch lobby on Friday, December 2nd by 11AM. Entries remain on display through Monday, December 5th. All entries must be claimed by 6 pm on Friday, December 9th

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Merry Christmas!

We want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

Happy Holidays! From all of us at

D A FOUNDATION OF HEALTHY SMILES 17101 Snowmobile Lane, Ste. 107, Eagle River, AK 99577 Telephone: 907.622.6233

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Eagle River Animal Hospital 11710 Business Blvd., Eagle River, AK • 907-694-3800 For your complete pet care: exams, vaccines, dentals, surgeries, boarding, and more

-Pediatric Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy

-1:1 Medicaid Waiver Services -Assisted Living Home (IDD Waiver)

-Adult Pain Management -Infant Learning Program ages 0-3


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Now offering Occupational Therapy in our new expanded space

Speech-Language Therapy and Academic Tutoring

• Speech Therapy • Spelling • Reading • Written Expression We accept Health Insurance • Call us today! 907-301-4588 11723 Old Glenn Hwy, Eagle Riv River • www.readingwritealaska.com .readingwr

Coconut Sour Cream Cake Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Spray a 9x13 pan. ¼ Cup Melted Butter 3 Large Eggs 1 TBSP Fresh Lemon Juice 1 White Cake Mix (18.25 ounces) 1 1/4 Cup Sour Cream, divided 1 Cup Canned Cream of Coconut, divided 1 Can Coconut, reserve a couple of tablespoons for top Combine the first four ingredients, then add 1 cup Sour Cream and ¾ Cup Cream of Coconut. When blended, add the Can of Coconut (reserving a bit for garnish). Blend well and pour into prepared pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

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While the cake bakes, combine the remaining: ¼ Cup Sour Cream ¼ Cup Cream of Coconut Let cake cool for about 15 minutes. Spread the sour cream and cream of coconut over the cake and top with coconut. Return cake to oven for 5 minutes (to toast the coconut).

Thank You Eagle River for all your support over the years

Have a safe and joyful holidays!

Year End Clearance Sale! Story Time with Santa December 6th 2pm-3pm Saturday, December 17th 12pm-1pm

Pictures with Santa Friday, December 2nd 12pm-4:30pm Saturday, December 3rd 10am-3pm Call TODAY for a FREE design!

Eagle River Shell 11301 Old Glenn Highway • 907-694-2251

www.cozyinteriors.com zyinteriors.com Carpet | Area Rugs | Tile & Stone | Hardwood Laminate | Resilient | shawfloors.com

Have a toothache? Looking for a new dental office? Or just looking to get back on track with your routine dental care? Midnight Sun Dental is Now accepting New Patients! We accept most insurance companies including Medicaid. Call today to schedule your appointment and get a Free Opalescence go whitening kit (while supplies last)





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Merry Christmas from

27th Annual 30th

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Expires 12/31/2022

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Once upon a time there was a dog named Jake. The book store was his home.

Fri, Dec Dec 2nd, 6th, 12pm - 5pm & Fri, & 7th, 10am - 3pm Sat, Dec 3rd,

Open Tues-Sat 12 - 6 * Sun, Mon Closed

tinkers rainforest deli 12812 old glenn hwy, eagle river, ak 99577 (907) 694-3354

11517 Old Glenn Hwy Eagle River, AK 99577 ✦ 907.694.6463


12812 Old Glenn Hwy, Suite B3 Eagle River, AK 99577

Fast, Easy, Secure. We deliver!



AdorablePetsAK@gmail.com Find us on Facebook @AdorablePetsGroomingAK

11401 Old Glenn Hwy Ste 110-E Eagle River, AK 99577 907-694-4660 • bookshlf@mtaonline.net Monday - Friday 10am-7pm Saturday 10am-6pm

Thanks for shopping locally since 1998

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Creative Chaos Gifts Alaska

Adorable Pets Grooming

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that has funny dog Jake is a so much mischief. gotten into 9 boxes of girl scout He has eaten thin mint cookies and lived to tell about it. He drank a whole vat of We a fry daddy. oil from

A unique collection of jewelry and gifts

25% OFF Expires 12/31/2022

The Talking Place

Child & Adolescent Counseling Located in Eagle River Providence Bldg, Ste 109 Appointment Required

We Welcome New Families!

Inside The Park Gate Building Store hours Wed - Fri 11am - 5pm 11723 Old Glenn Hwy, Suite 114 Eagle River, AK 99577


Have a safe and happy holiday season! Welcome to our office Dr. Quick Dr. Kelsey Quick, DDS

907-694-8234 eagleriverdental.org

Dr. Michael Sanders, DMD DICOI • Dr. Michael Fuller, DDS FICOI Alfred M. Land III, DMD • Alfred M. Land IV, DMD Richard E. Mounce, DDS – Endodontist • Kelsey Quick, DDS

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TAKE BACK YOUR GARAGE! 907.341.3140│GarageExperts.com

Visit GarageExperts.com for additional warranty information. License #38943

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