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Thanks for help with cruise kick-off


The first Season Kick-Off Celebration was a success. Thank you to Jan Hill, Nancy Keen, Lorraine Kasko, Deanna Strong and Tim Ackerman for greeting and welcoming our guests and the first ship in regalia; Tom Heywood, Len Feldman, Katya Kirsch and John Hunt for entertaining people on the pier in the afternoon, wonderful job; Michael Ahmuty for assisting with the crew vs. community competition, and Alaska Mountain Guides for donating the use of the big boots for the event. The crew and spectators had a blast. 

  I would also like to pass on a big thank-you to all those involved in welcoming in the summer season and our visitors who share the wealth; Ed Bryant for working tirelessly to ready Haines’ new pedestrian wayfaring signs and numerous other projects; Brian Lemcke for all he does; LaVerne Bryant for helping keep our green spaces green and clean, and the crew at the Visitor Center for taking care of our visitors. Thank you, everyone. 

  Tanya Carlson

Haines CVB