Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966


By CVN Staff 

Holiday events "spectacular"


July 7, 2011

The Haines Chamber of Commerce greatly appreciates all the folks who helped make the Fourth of July events a spectacular success. We would like to thank the following individuals and organizations who contributed time and/or event prizes: the American Legion for the flag raising and lowering; the American Legion Auxiliary for the delicious breakfast; Paul Swift for organizing the Mt. Ripinsky Run; Lee Heinmiller for organizing the parade; Cynthia Jones for our impromptu MC; Zeke Frank for reading the Declaration of Independence (Great Job, Zeke!); the Men of Note for singing our National Anthem (Fantastic!); the Friends of the Library for their book, bake and hamburger sale; Tomi Scovill for organizing the mud volleyball games; Dick Flegel for coordinating the foot races and money toss; the Haines Woman’s Club for the scrumptious pies; the American Legion for the watermelon feed; the Sheldon Museum for the children’s fun and games; The Hammer Museum for the Nail Pounding Contest; Mark Cozzi for organizing the 3rd Annual Independence Sale; the HVFD for the annual fire hose battle; Renee Martin and the Student Council for overseeing the pie eating contest; Howser’s IGA Supermarket for donating the pies; Kevin Shove for organizing the Mad Raft Race; Jim Shook for the firing of his infamous cannon; Phil Wilde and his crew for a magnificent fireworks display and for all of you who participated in the parade! It was a fun day for everyone! Way to go Haines!

Joan M. Carlson

Office Manager, Haines Chamber of Commerce