The Takshanuk Watershed Council would like to give a hearty “Thanks!” to everyone who helped make the Wild and Scenic Film Festival a great success! It was standing-room-only at the Chilkat Center on Friday evening as we enjoyed a showing of local art, films, good food and drink, and some lively community spirit that even a 20-minute power outage couldn’t dampen. (Thanks to AP&T for timing the outage to coincide exactly with intermission.) We are very grateful to Sockeye Cycle for sponsoring the event. To local artists Rebecca Brewer, Donna Catotti, Katie Craney, John Hagen, Ted and James Hart, Lindsay Johnson, Kathleen Menke, and Mandy Ramsey, we thank you for taking the time to share your beautiful work with us. Thank you to Chris Kelly and Dawn Drotos for running the kitchen. Dan Schultz and Natalie Benassi sold tickets and TWC merchandise. Vija Pelekis and crew in the Camino food truck did an incredible job of making sure everyone was well fed with delicacies like fried rock shrimp. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company donated quite a lot of beer, and Mountain Market provided wine. The Chilkat Center was a fantastic venue, and the KHNS staff was beyond helpful, especially Marley Horner. We greatly appreciate our event being included in the 25th Alaska Bald Eagle Festival–thanks to everyone at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. And last but certainly not least, thanks to all who came out and enjoyed the evening with us!

Derek Poinsette

Executive Director

Takshanuk Watershed Council