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...Annual picnic, 4:30 - 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, University of Alaska Southeast campus. Annual picnic with Governor and First Lady Walker, as well as Lt. Governor and Mrs. Mallott. The picnic is sponsored by local businesses and organizations...
Photo: Christmas at the Governor's Mansion

First Lady Sandy Parnell and 10th Governor of the State of Alaska Sean Parnell move a ginger bread house, one of 13 to be displayed, onto the center table in anticipation of today's Governor's Annual Christmas and Holiday Open House at the Governor's Mansion from 3 to 6 p.m. The gingerbread house, in the design of Russia's St. Basil Cathederal, was made by the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School Life Skills class with included Instructor Jodie Buck and students Bruce Jones, Manon Paul, Chloe Varner, Victoria Ross and Tessa Smith. More than 24,000 cookies have been prepared, over 100 pounds of fudge and chocolate candies will be served in side while members of the governor's staff will serve hot apple cider and holiday treats to guests waiting in line outside. Entertainers from local community and school groups will perform both inside and out and the Governor and First Lady will welcome each and every guest. "This is one of our highlights of the year," Parnell said. "We look forward to Christmas, and we encourage all Alaskans to help those less fortunate or in need. Merry Christmas."
Alaska Digest

Gov. Murkowski to host Christmas Open House JUNEAU - The governor and first lady will host their annual Christmas Open House from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Governor's Mansion. People with special accessibility...
Group formed for restoration of governor's residence

...the governor's open house began a year after the residence was built and gives Alaskans a chance to meet the governor and first lady, and partake in baked treats, candy, cider and holiday music. More than 3,000 locals have attended the event...
WOTM choose respect

...Sean Parnell and First Lady Sandy Parnell to pledge support to the state wide Choose Respect initiative. The Governor and First Lady, as well as Rosie, have agreed to sign autographed pictures for any donation of $25 or more to the AWARE shelter...
Colvin honored at change of command ceremony

...villagers, has been Santa Claus with his wife, the governor and first lady on a flight to Hoonah, and has been thrown off...were appreciated more than you know. What a great governor and first lady the state of Alaska has, but I guess it might...
Home for the holidays

...matter the weather line up to stand in line for the opportunity to walk though the historic house, greet the governor and first lady and sample cookies and other treats. They'll also get a look at the prominent house that many call a "mansion...
European tour: Parnell pitches Alaska overseas

...made us give of ourselves like this, we do it freely day in and day out," he told Parnell.In Italy, the governor and first lady Sandy Parnell met Sister Eugenia Bonetti, who had a network of 200 shelters across the country for those escaping...
Governor's mansion not immune to Southeast weather, 100-year-old house gets major renovations

Like all structures facing the churning winds of tide and time the large white home on a smaller block of Calhoun Avenue, bordered by 7th, 8th, and Indian Streets has been battered by Southeast Alaska's weather conditions.At four stories and roughly 16,000 square feet, the residence of Alaska's territorial and state leadership, is not, except for size, unlike many homes in Southeast Alaska that provide their occupants with delight, worry and protection.
Alaska Governor's House ready for public

...Parnell say the Alaska Governor's House is ready for its most important birthday.Thursday, current and former governors and first ladies will be at the house to celebrate the 100th birthday of what's been home to the state's top leaders all though...


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