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About 3,200 people attended the Governor’s Annual Christmas and Holiday Open House Tuesday, where they were greeted by Gov. Sean Parnell and his wife Sandy, members of the governor’s Cabinet, and an enviable spread of cookies, fudge, nuts, dried fruit and other treats.
The open house is an annual tradition at the Alaska Governor’s Mansion, which has been holding the event since 1913. It has only skipped two years since then, during World War II.
Photos by Michael Penn / Juneau Empire.